Richard Nordquist is professor emeritus of rhetoric and English at Georgia Southern University and the author of several university-level grammar and composition textbooks. Richard Nordquist Updated January 20, Language contact is the social and linguistic phenomenon by which speakers of different languages or different dialects of the same language interact with one another, leading to a transfer of linguistic features. History "Language contact is a major factor in language change ," notes Stephan Gramley, author or multiple books on the English language. Weinreich was the first to note that those who learn second languages see linguistic forms from their first and second languages as equal. Influences Language contact often occurs along borders or as a result of migration. The transfer of words of phrases can be one-way or two-way.
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This book is an introduction to the subject, covering individual and societal multilingualism, the acquisition of two or more languages from birth, second language acquisition in adulthood, language change, linguistic typology and language processing. This book is an introduction to the subject, covering individual and societal multilingualism, the acquisition of two or more languages from birth, second language acquisition in adulthood, language change, linguistic typology, language processing and the structure of the language faculty.
It explains the effects of multilingualism on society and language policy, as well as the consequences that long-term bilingualism within communities can have for the structure of languages.
His research interests include the interface of linguistic typology, discourse pragmatics and language processing, and language change, as well as multilingualism and dialects. He has published widely on the linguistics of Romani including Romani: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge, , and on language contact.
Introduction; 2. An emerging multilingual repertoire; 3. Societal multilingualism; 4. Acquiring and maintaining a bilingual repertoire; 5. Crossing the boundaries: codeswitching in conversation; 6. Lexical borrowing; 8. Grammatical and phonological borrowing; 9. Converging structures: pattern replication; Contact languages; Erscheint lt.
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