Languages in Contact: Findings and Problems

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Walter de Gruyter, 14. dets 2010 - 160 pages

“This remains the fundamental base for studies of multilingual communities and language shift. Weinreich laid out the concepts, principles and issues that govern empirical work in this field, and it has not been replaced by any later general treatment.”
Prof. Dr. William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics

 

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Contents

1 THE PROBLEM OF APPROACH
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13 Psychological and SocioCultural Setting of Language Contact
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14 Language Contact and Culture Contact
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2 MECHANISMS AND STRUCTURAL CAUSES OF INTERFERENCE
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22 Phonic Interference
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23 Grammatical Interference
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24 Lexical Interference
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25 Total Amount of Interference
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44 The Standardized Language as a Symbol
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45 Duration of Contact
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46 Crystallization of New Languages
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47 Language Shifts
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5 RESEARCH METHODS AND OPPORTUNITIES
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52 Multiple Contacts as a Favorable Field of Study
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EFFECTS OF BILINGUALISM ON THE INDIVIDUAL
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2 Group Identification
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3 THE BILINGUAL INDIVIDUAL
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32 Characteristics of the Bilingual Speaker
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33 Relative Status of Languages
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4 THE SOCIOCULTURAL SETTING OF LANGUAGE CONTACT
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42 Language Functions in Bilingual Communities
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43 Congruence of Linguistic and SocioCultural Divisions
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3 Character Formation
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4 Educational Problems
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Bibliography
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Index to the Bibliography
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