Contact Languages: Ecology and Evolution in Asia by Umberto Ansaldo

Contact Languages: Ecology and Evolution in Asia

Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact

Umberto Ansaldo

nonfiction art historical challenging informative medium-paced

257 pages

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Why do groups of speakers in certain times and places come up with new varieties of languages? What are the social settings that determine whether a mixed language, a pidgin or a Creole will develop, and how can we understand the ways in which dif...
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