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Introducing new findings from popular culture, the globalised new economy and computer-mediated communication, this is a fascinating study of contact between languages in modern societies. Ansaldo and Lim bring together research on multilingualism, code-switching, language endangerment, and globalisation, into a comprehensive overview of world Englishes and creoles. Illustrated with a wide range of original examples from typologically diverse languages, including Sinitic, Autronesian, Dravidian and other non-Indo-European varieties, the book focuses on structural analyses of Asian ecologies and their relevance for current theories of contact phenomena. Full of new insights, it is essential reading for students and researchers across linguistics, culture and communication.Read more
- Features numerous original examples and case studies, with a particular focus on Asia
- Presents and critically evaluates the issues and debates in creole studies
- Considers language contact in the era of globalisation and computer-mediated communication
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"Well-informed, timely, and unique in its focus on a wide variety of language contacts in an ever more globalized Asia."
Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine
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- Date Published: November 2015
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521767958
- length: 251 pages
- dimensions: 223 x 143 x 17 mm
- weight: 0.42kg
- contains: 2 b/w illus. 8 tables
- availability: In stock
Table of Contents
1. Perspectives on contact
2. Contact and code choice
3. Contact and creole formation
4. Contact and language evolution
5. Contact and ecology
6. Contact and shift
7. Contact and globalisation
8. Reflections and future directions.
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