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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

The Creole Origins Hypothesis  

John R. Rickford

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
The creolist hypothesis goes back at least to 1964 when Bill Stewart and Beryl Bailey expressed the view that African American Vernacular English (AAVE) descended from a widespread full ... More

Ecology of Languages  

Peter Mühlhäusler

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
The focus of this article is the ecology of languages. The first use of the ecology metaphor in linguistics is found in a paper by Voegelin and Schutz on language varieties, where a ... More

The Emergence of African American English: Monogenetic or Polygenetic? With or Without “Decreolization”? Under How Much Substrate Influence?  

Salikoko S. Mufwene

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
African American English is used in this chapter as an umbrella term for Gullah and African American Vernacular English (AAVE) to underscore structural features they share as ... More

Language Contact  

Peter Hans Nelde

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the ideas of multilingualism and language contact against the backdrop of applied linguistics. In the last four decades, scientific research on multilingualism has ... More

Language Contact and Language Endangerment  

Sarah G. Thomason

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Sep 2018
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Aug 2018
Language endangerment almost always involves language contact, but language contact does not always lead to endangerment: safe language contact features balanced bilingualism, and unsafe ... More

Language contact and linguistic attitudes in the Later Middle Ages  

Tim William Machan

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Nov 2012
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Nov 2012
Thinking and talking about language contact in the abstract, especially in the case of the Middle Ages, offers limited evidence. Although large sociolinguistic generalizations have the ... More

Language Learner Identities and Sociocultural Worlds  

Kelleen Toohey and Bonny Norton

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
This article briefly reviews an increasingly large body of research that seeks to understand the relationship between language-learner identities and their sociocultural worlds. Rather ... More

Language Spread and Its Study in the Twenty-First Century  

Ofelia García

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
The study of language, its spread in the twenty-first century is the nucleus of this article. Language spread is, according to Cooper, “an increase, over time, in the proportion of a ... More

The Luwian Language  

Ilya Yakubovich

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Nov 2015
The Luwian language belongs to the Luwic subgroup of the Indo-European Anatolian languages and is a close relative of Hittite. It was used for writing in the Empire of Hattusa and the ... More

The Origins of African American Vernacular English: Beginnings  

Donald Winford

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Jul 2015
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Aug 2015
It is now widely accepted that most of the grammar of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) derives from English dialectal sources—in particular, the settler dialects introduced into ... More

Pidgins and Creoles  

Jeff Siegel

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Sep 2010
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Sep 2012
Pidgins and creoles are the focus of this article. Pidgins and creoles are new languages that develop in language contact situations because of a need for communication among people who do ... More

Pidgins and Creoles: Syntax  

Marlyse Baptista

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Feb 2017
This chapter offers an overview of the controversies surrounding the study of creole syntax while evaluating representative studies. This overview includes proposals that cast creoles as a ... More

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