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Linguistic Ecology and Language Contact

Linguistic Ecology and Language Contact

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Ralph Ludwig, Peter Mühlhäusler, Steve Pagel, Françoise Gadet, Lorenza Mondada, Juan Carlos Godenzzi, Cyril Aslanov, Silke Jansen, Sibylle Kriegel, Tabea Salzmann, Anne Schröder, Philip W. Rudd, Cynthia Dermarkar, Stefan Pfänder
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  • Date Published: February 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107041356

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  • Contributions from an international team of experts revisit and update the concept of linguistic ecology in order to critically examine current theoretical approaches to language contact. Language is understood as a part of complex socio-historical-cultural systems, and interaction between the different dimensions and levels of these systems is considered to be essential for specific language forms. This book presents a uniform, abstract model of linguistic ecology based on, among other things, two concepts of Edmund Husserl's philosophy (parts and wholes, and foundation). It considers the individual speaker in the specific communication situation to be the essential heuristic basis of linguistic analysis. The chapters present and employ a new, transparent and accessible contact linguistic vocabulary to aid reader comprehension, and explore a wide range of language contact situations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia and the Pacific. This book will be fascinating reading for students and researchers across contact linguistics and cultural studies.

    • Diverse case studies offer a world view
    • Includes contributions from an international team of experts
    • A comprehensive engagement with a key topic
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    'Following an extraordinarily thorough editorial overview, the topics covered here range from conversation and code-mixing to language contact writ large. This is a valuable treatment of an important area.' John Edwards, Editor, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development

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    Product details

    • Date Published: February 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107041356
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 46 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction and Theoretical Frame:
    1. Linguistic ecology and language contact: conceptual evolution, interrelatedness, and parameters Ralph Ludwig, Peter Mühlhäusler and Steve Pagel
    2. On the notion of natural in ecological linguistics Françoise Gadet and Steve Pagel
    Part II. On the Ecology of Speaker and Space from Situational to Intermediate Ecology:
    3. An interactionist perspective on the ecology of linguistic practices: the situated and embodied production of talk Lorenza Mondada
    4. Approaching language in urban interactions ecologically: the case of Spanish in Lima Juan Carlos Godenzzi
    Part III. On the Ecology of Space and Time, Traditions in the Formation of Macro-Ecologies:
    5. The historical formation of a macro-ecology: the case of the Levant Cyril Aslanov
    6. Spanish anthroponomy from an ecological linguistic view: the Antillean society in the early sixteenth century Silke Jansen
    Part IV. On the Ecology of Language and Speaker, the Hybridization of Language and Discourse:
    7. Reflections on discourse ecology and language contact: the crucial role of some scalar terms Sibylle Kriegel, Ralph Ludwig and Tabea Salzmann
    8. Language mixing and ecology in Africa: focus on Camfranglais and Sheng Anne Schröder and Philip W. Rudd
    9. Hybrid speech of Francophone groups in Cairo: from macro-level ecology to discourse Cynthia Dermarkar, Françoise Gadet, Ralph Ludwig and Stefan Pfänder
    10. The opposite of an anti-Creole? Why modern Chamorro is not a new language Steve Pagel
    Part V. The Multiplicity of Ecological Parameters, Echoing the Theoretical Frame and Going Beyond:
    11. Contact between typologically different languages Peter Mühlhäusler
    12. Theoretical and practical aspects of ecological language planning Peter Mühlhäusler.

  • Editors

    Ralph Ludwig, Martin Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenburg, Germany
    Ralph Ludwig is Professor of Romance Linguistics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

    Steve Pagel, Martin Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenburg, Germany
    Steve Pagel is Assistant Professor of Romance Linguistics at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg.

    Peter Mühlhäusler, University of Adelaide
    Peter Mühlhäusler is Emeritus Foundation Professor of Linguistics at the University of Adelaide and Supernumerary Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford.


    Ralph Ludwig, Peter Mühlhäusler, Steve Pagel, Françoise Gadet, Lorenza Mondada, Juan Carlos Godenzzi, Cyril Aslanov, Silke Jansen, Sibylle Kriegel, Tabea Salzmann, Anne Schröder, Philip W. Rudd, Cynthia Dermarkar, Stefan Pfänder

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