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The Handbook of Language Contact

Hickey, Raymond (Editor)

Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics


2. Edition September 2020
800 Pages, Hardcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-48502-5
John Wiley & Sons

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The second edition of the definitive reference on contact studies and linguistic change--provides extensive new research and original case studies

Language contact is a dynamic area of contemporary linguistic research that studies how language changes when speakers of different languages interact. Accessibly structured into three sections, The Handbook of Language Contact explores the role of contact studies within the field of linguistics, the value of contact studies for language change research, and the relevance of language contact for sociolinguistics. This authoritative volume presents original findings and fresh research directions from an international team of prominent experts. Thirty-seven specially-commissioned chapters cover a broad range of topics and case studies of contact from around the world.

Now in its second edition, this valuable reference has been extensively updated with new chapters on topics including globalization, language acquisition, creolization, code-switching, and genetic classification. Fresh case studies examine Romance, Indo-European, African, Mayan, and many other languages in both the past and the present. Addressing the major issues in the field of language contact studies, this volume:
* Includes a representative sample of individual studies which re-evaluate the role of language contact in the broader context of language and society
* Offers 23 new chapters written by leading scholars
* Examines language contact in different societies, including many in Africa and Asia
* Provides a cross-section of case studies drawing on languages across the world

The Handbook of Language Contact, Second Edition is an indispensable resource for researchers, scholars, and students involved in language contact, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and language theory.

Language Contact and Linguistic Research
Raymond Hickey

Part I Contact, Contact Studies and Linguistics

1. Contact Explanations in Linguistics
Sarah Thomason

2. Contact, Bilingualism and Diglossia
Lotfi Sayahi

3. Language Contact and Change through Child First Language Acquisition
Carmel O'Shannessy and Lucinda Davidson

4. Contact and Grammaticalization
Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

5. Contact and Language Convergence
Anthony Grant

6. Contact and Linguistic Typology
Oliver Bond, Helen Sims-Williams and Matthew Baerman

7. Contact and Language Shift
Raymond Hickey

8. Contact and Lexical Borrowing
Philip Durkin

9. Contact and Code-Switching
Penelope Gardner-Chloros

10. Contact and Mixed Languages
Peter Bakker

11. Contact and Sociolinguistic Variation
Maya Abtahian and Jonathan Kasstan

12. Contact and New Varieties
Paul Kerswill

13. Contact in the City
Heike Wiese

14. Linguistic Landscapes and Language Contact
Kingsley Bolton, Werner Botha and Siu-Lun Lee

Part II Case studies of contact

15. Contact and Early Indo-European in Europe
Bridget Drinka

16. Contact and the History of Germanic Languages
Paul Roberge

17. Contact in the History of English
Robert McColl Millar

18. Contact and the Development of American English
Joseph C. Salmons and Thomas Purnell

19. Contact and African Englishes
Rajend Mesthrie

20. Contact and Caribbean creoles
Edgar W. Schneider and Raymond Hickey

21. Contact and the Romance Languages
John Charles Smith

22. Contact and Spanish in the Pacific
Eeva Sippola

23. Contact and Portuguese Lexified Creoles
Hugo Cardoso

24. Contact and the Celtic Languages
Joseph Eska

25. Contact and the Slavic Languages
Lenore A. Grenoble

26. Contact and the Finno-Ugric Languages
Johanna Laakso

27. Language Contact in the Balkans
Brian Joseph

28. Turkic Language Contacts
Lars Johanson, Éva Csató and Birsel Karakoç

29. Contact and Afroasiatic Languages
Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay

30. Contact and North American Languages
Marianne Mithun

31. Contact and Mayan Languages
Danny Law

32. Contact and South American Languages
Lyle Campbell, Thiago Chacon and John Elliott

33. Contact among African Languages
Klaus Beyer

34. Contact and Siberian Languages
Brigitte Pakendorf

35. Language Contact: Sino-Russian
Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Natalia Gurian and Sergei Karpenko

36. Language Contact and Australian Languages
Debbie Loakes and Jill Vaughan

37. Contact Languages of the Pacific
Jeff Siegel
Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Duisburg and Essen, Department of Anglophone Studies, Germany. His main areas of research are varieties of English, focused on Irish English, and general questions of language contact, shift, and change. He has written several books, including Listening to the Past, Audio Records of Accents of English (2017), Sociolinguistics in Ireland (2016), and A Dictionary of Varieties of English (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014), and has published numerous articles on various issues within linguistics, as well as producing an electronic corpus of Irish English.

R. Hickey, Essen University, Germany