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Some rubbing. VG. 23x15cm, xvii, 308 pp, Series: Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact. Contents: The framework; On replicating use patterns; Grammaticalization; Typological change; On linguistic areas; Limits of replication; Conclusions. ["The phenomenon of language contact, and how it affects the structure of languages, has been of great interest to linguists in recent years. This pioneering new study looks at how grammatical forms and structures evolve when speakers of two languages come into contact, and offers an interesting new insight into the mechanism that induces people to transfer grammatical structures from one language to another. Drawing on findings from languages all over the world, Language Contact and Grammatical Change shows that the transfer of linguistic material across languages is quite regular and follows universal patterns of grammaticalization-contrary to previous claims that it is a fairly irregular process-and argues that internal and external explanations of language structure and change are in no way mutually exclusive. Engaging and informative, this book will be of great interest to sociolinguists, linguistic anthropologists, and all those working on grammaticalization, language contact, and language change. "-Publisher's description]
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