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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 explores the contested role of L1 and L2 acquisition in contact-induced linguistic change (CILC). We first identify three factors underlying these controversies (field of research; theoretical approach; and methodological limitations/advances), before discussing two elements language change and language acquisition have in common (i.e., isolated individuals cannot accomplish either, and both have to be studied through natural language data, with its attendant high degree of variation). We go on to define key terms and concepts for the role of L1 and L2 acquisition in contact-induced language change, including first and second language acquisition (L1A and L2A), bilingual first language acquisition, language variation and change, language contact and contact-induced language change. In the main section we discuss the role of L1A and L2A in CILC, and examine different language-acquisition scenarios, in particular their potential for leading to CILC. We use these different language-acquisition types as testing grounds for the motivations behind (i.e., causes for, and triggers of) language change, and arrive at tentative conclusions about which of these language-acquisition scenarios is more likely to play a role in CILC, and why.
Eva Duran Eppler teaches at Roehampton University and researches in language, code-switching, and power. Her publications include Language, Society and Power: A Reader (with Annabelle Mooney, Routledge, 2011), Emigrants: The Syntax of German-English Code-Switching (2010, Braumüller) and English Words and Sentences (with Gabriel Ozón, 2012, Cambridge University Press).
Gabriel Ozón lectures in Linguistics at the University of Sheffield, having studied at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and University College London, where he gained his PhD. His publications include English Grammar: Words and Sentences (with Eva Duran Eppler, Oxford University Press, 2011).
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