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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

Creole Languages  

Donald Winford

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Bickerton (1974, 1981, 1984) claimed that the “prototypical” creole tense-mood-aspect system was made up of two components: an inventory of three categories (anterior tense, irrealis mood, ... More

Differential Case Marking of Arguments in Amharic  

Mengistu Amberber

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Nov 2008
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Sep 2012
This article examines the case and agreement systems of Amharic with particular reference to the phenomena of differential subject marking (DSM) and differential object marking (DOM). It ... More

Evidentiality and Language Contact  

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

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Jan 2018
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Mar 2018
Evidentials, as a grammatical means of overtly expressing information source, play a pivotal role in communication, cognition, and speakers’ status within a community. This accounts for ... More

Language Contact  

Victor A. Friedman

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Tense/aspect systems tend to be more resistant to contact-induced change than modal systems. Thus, for example, the tense/aspect system of Romani—whose adult speakers are all bi- or ... More

Morphology and Word Order in “Creolization” and Beyond  

Michel DeGraff

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Oct 2008
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Sep 2012
This article examines the relation between word order and morphology, and evaluates the implications of Creolization for comparative-historical linguistics. It provides a brief critique of ... More

Polysynthesis and Language Contact  

Hein van der Voort and Peter Bakker

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Sep 2017
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Nov 2017
Polysynthetic languages have been involved in a variety of language contact situations. In cases of occasional contacts, polysynthetic languages have been simplified, both by learners ... More

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