Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes
By (author) Carol Myers-Scotton
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Contact Linguistics by Carol Myers-Scotton
Book DescriptionLanguage contact phenomena describe the linguistic varieties, or intrusions of one variety into another, that arise when speakers confront a new language. Language contact is one of the principal causes of linguistic change and diversity, and of central interest in historical, social, anthropological, and general linguistics. This book provides an account of contact outcome theories, including the author's own. It should have coursebook potential for advanced undergraduates and graduates.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198299523
(242mm x 164mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carol Myers-Scotton
Multiple Voices, Hardback (June 2005)
Multiple Voices: An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive overview of all major features of bilingualism, including grammatical, cognitive, and social aspects.
Contact Linguistics, Paperback (August 2002)
Language contact is one of the principal causes of linguistic change and diversity, and of central interest in historical, social, anthropological, and general linguistics. This book provides an account of contact outcome theories, including the author's own. It is intended for advanced undergraduates and graduates.
Codes and Consequences, Hardback (June 1998)
The author explores the implications of the phenomenon known as "codeswitching", where in given situations, different people with access to the same linguistic repertoire (or one person in various situations) will make different linguistic choices.
Duelling Languages, Paperback (March 1997)» View all books by Carol Myers-Scotton
A study of the structural side of a common practice among bilinguals: the use of two or more languages within the same sentence. The author concludes that there are universally present principles which govern the structural outlines of such sentences.
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Author Biography - Carol Myers-Scotton
Carol Myers-Scotton is a Carolina Distinguished Professor of Linguistics at the University of South Carolina. She is a specialist in sociolinguistics and language contact phenomena with a special interest in East and Southern African linguistics. In 1993, she published two volumes on codeswitching, Social Motivations for Codeswitching: Evidence from Africa, and Duelling Languages: Grammatical Structure in Codeswitching (both OUP). She has also edited a volume of essays on language and literature (OUP 1998) and has published a number of articles in her areas of interest.
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