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- Contact-Induced Linguistic Change: An Introduction
- Theories of Language Contact
- Contact-Induced Change and Phonology
- Morphology and Contact-Induced Language Change
- Syntax and Contact-Induced Language Change
- Semantic Borrowing in Language Contact
- Sociolinguistic, Sociological, and Sociocultural Approaches to Contact-Induced Language Change: Identifying Chamic Child Bilingualism in Contact-Based Language Change
- Code-Switching as a Reflection of Contact-Induced Change
- First- and Second-Language Acquisition and CILC
- Language Contact and Endangered Languages
- Mixed Languages, Younger Languages, and Contact-Induced Linguistic Change
- Language Contact in Celtic and Early Irish
- English and Welsh in Contact
- Language Contact in the History of English
- Contact-Induced Language Change in Spanish
- Language Contact in Tagdal, a Northern Songhay Language of Niger
- Language Contact in the West Chadic Language Goemai
- Language Contact in Berber
- Contact Influences on Ossetic
- Northeastern Neo-Aramaic and Language Contact
- Contact and the Development of Malayalam
- Language Contact in Korean
- Language Contact in Khmer
- Language Contact in Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri
- Language Contact and Tok Pisin
- Bidirectional Borrowing of Structure and Lexicon: The Case of the Reef Islands
- Language Contact in Unangam Tunuu (Aleut)
- The Lower Mississippi Valley as a Linguistic Area
- Language Contact Considering Signed Language
- Language Contact in Paraguayan Guaraniˊ
- Language Contact in Cape Verdean Creole: A Study of Bidirectional Influences in Two Contact Settings
Abstract and Keywords
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.
Thomas B. Klein (1964–2014) was Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Writing and Linguistics, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, where he founded the program in linguistics. A phonologist with a PhD from the University of Delaware, he conducted extensive fieldwork on Chamorro in Guam and Saipan, and on Gullah/Geechee in the Sea Islands, South Carolina, and Georgia. His publications include “Umlaut” in Optimality Theory: A Comparative Analysis of German and Chamorro (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 2000).
E-Ching Ng teaches English linguistics at the National University of Singapore. She received her PhD from Yale University in 2015. Her dissertation, “The Phonology of Contact: Creole Sound Change in Context,” identifies phonetic biases in different types of language contact. Her other research includes stress and tone in Colloquial Singaporean English and its substrates.
Anthony P. Grant has been Professor of Historical Linguistics and Language Contact at Edge Hill University, UK since 2008. A native of Bradford, UK, he studied at the Universities of York and Bradford, where he gained his PhD (“Agglutinated Nominal in Creole French: Synchronic and Diachronic Aspects”) in 1995. He has published extensively on Native North American languages, Romani, Austronesian languages, pidgins and creoles and English.
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