An Introduction to Contact Linguistics (Language in Society)

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved.


  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of contact linguistics.
  • Examines a wide range of language contact phenomena from both general linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives.
  • Offers an account of current approaches to all of the major types of contact-induced change.
  • Discusses the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of contact.

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved. An Introduction to Contact Linguistics examines a wide range of language contact phenomena from both general linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. It provides an account of current approaches to all of the major types of contact-induced change. Each chapter describes both the linguistic and social aspects of the contact situation and how they affect the outcome. There is also discussion of the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of contact. The book treats all of these diverse contact phenomena in a unified empirical and theoretical framework within which both the outcomes and the processes and principles at work in each case can be identified and compared.

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Donald Winford is Professor of Linguistics at Ohio State University. He is author of Predication in Caribbean English Creoles (1993), and co-editor of several volumes, including Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creoles (1993) and The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles (1998). He was president of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (1998–2000), and is currently editor of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.

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