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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

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

Language contact and multilingualism in Iran  

Shahrzad Mahootian

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Aug 2018
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Sep 2018
Throughout its history, Iran has been a richly multilingual nation, with documented evidence reaching back nearly three millennia. Today, estimates of the number of languages spoken in ... More

Pidgins and Creoles  

Mauro Tosco and Stefano Manfredi

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Sep 2013
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Dec 2013
This article focuses on the languages derived from the drastic restructuring of Arabic. It first distinguishes between Arabic-based Pidgins and Creoles and peripheral Arabic dialects and ... More

Southeast Asia  

Lisa Lim

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Apr 2017
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Dec 2014
This chapter provides an areal profile of Englishes in Southeast Asia (SEA), focusing on the three core Outer Circle varieties, namely Singapore English, Malaysian English, and Philippine ... More

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