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date: 05 March 2021

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This chapter discusses aspects of CILC involving phonetics and phonology, exemplifying the wide range of possible phenomena, involving cases of transfer of fabric, transfer of pattern and of both. These examples are taken from a wide range of languages from around the world, and the chapter ends with brief case studies from two Austronesian languages, Chamorro (which has acquitted mid-vowels through contact) and Hainan Cham (which has readjusted its phonology to many features of Hainan Min Nan Chinese, including comprehensive adoption of lexicla tone). It is clear from the material presented here that the range of possibilities of change in the phonologies of languages which has been actuated by contact-induced change is almost limitless.

Keywords: phonetics, segmental phonology, templatic phonology, suprasegmental phonology, phoneme, intonation

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