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The areal dimension of grammaticalization  

Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the areal dimension of grammaticalisation resulting from language contact. It shows that grammaticalisation is a ubiquitous process in language contact which may ... More

Assessing the role of contact in the history of English  

Raymond Hickey

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
Language contact has long been the subject of extensive research in linguistics, but has recently been the object of increased attention by scholars working on both the history of English ... More

The Bilingual Lexicon  

Judith F. Kroll and Ton Dijkstra

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
How do bilinguals recognize and speak words in each of their two languages? Past research on the bilingual lexicon focused on the questions of whether bilinguals represent words in each ... More

Bilingualism and Child Phonology  

Conxita Lleó

The present article poses some fundamental questions related to bilingualism and to the acquisition of two phonological components, by very young children. It discusses different types of ... More

Borrowing  

Maarten Kossmann

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses borrowing—mainly lexical borrowing—in relation to Arabic. It first provides a brief introduction to early loans in Arabic. Then it considers borrowing in written ... More

Case and Contact Linguistics  

Lars Johanson

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
Language contact affects case categories in various ways. This article examines the effects of contacts between linguistic codes (languages, unrelated or related, or language varieties): ... More

Codeswitching and Related Issues Involving Arabic  

Abdelali Bentahila, Eirlys Davies, and Jonathan Owens

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
Bilingual speech involving Arabic has been an important source of linguistic research on the language. The greater part of this research has involved Arabic in contact with other ... More

Contact in the African area: A Southern African perspective  

Ana Deumert and Rajend Mesthrie

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
This article explores language contact in the African area, with particular focus on Southern Africa. It first looks at the formal features of English in Africa that show the complexities ... More

Contact in the Asian arena  

Lisa Lim and Umberto Ansaldo

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
A consideration of the Asian region in the history of English must view the element of contact in multilingual contexts as probably the most significant phenomenon affecting the ... More

Contact-induced change in English worldwide  

Edgar W. Schneider

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
Over the past few hundred years, and for the last few decades in particular, English has come into contact with a wide range of different languages across the globe due to colonial ... More

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