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Title From linguistic areas to areal linguistics / edited by Pieter Muysken
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Studies in language companion series, 0165-7763 ; v. 90
Studies in language companion series ; v. 90. 0165-7763
Contents The problem of the Caucasian Sprachbund / Viacheslav A. Chirikba -- East Nusantara as a linguistic area / Marian Klamer, Ger Reesink, and Miriam van Staden -- The Guaporé-Mamoré region as a linguistic area / Mily Crevels and Hein van der Voort -- An integrated areal-typological approach / Olga Mieska Tomic -- Zhuang / Rint Sybesma
Summary From linguistic areas to areal linguistics explores language description and typology in terms of areal background, presenting case studies in areal linguistics. Some concern well-established linguistic areas such as the Balkan, other regions such as East Nusantara (Indonesia) and the Guapore-Mamore (Amazon) regions have never before been studied in an areal perspective, and yet other areas are involved in current debates. The insight has gained ground that languages owe many of their characteristics to the languages they are in contact with over time. Yet the nature of these areal influences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Areal linguistics.
Form Electronic book
Author Muysken, Pieter.
LC no. 2007034442
ISBN 1282152033
9027231001 (cloth)
9027291365 (electronic bk.)
9789027231000 (cloth)
9789027291363 (electronic bk.)