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Language Contact and Grammatical Change - Heine, Bernd, and Kuteva, Tania
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The phenomenon of language contact, and how it affects the structure of languages, has been of great interest to linguists. This study looks at how grammatical forms and structures evolve when speakers of two languages come into contact, and offers an interesting 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 ...

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Language Contact and Grammatical Change 2005, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521608282

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Language Contact and Grammatical Change 2005, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521845748

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