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The Handbook of Language Contact

Raymond Hickey

Second edition. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 779 pages.

This is the second edition of the Handbook of Language Contact published in 2010. The volume has been completely updated, with about half its contents consisting of fully revised versions of existing contributions and half of newly commissioned chapters which reflect the diversification of the field of language contact studies in the past decade.

The handbook encompasses every area of language contact in a systematic and focused approach with some 40 specially commissioned essays by a team of globally renowned scholars who offer a wide-ranging exploration of the field. The volume contains numerous case studies from languages across the world, attesting to the variety and linguistic significance of this subject area. This comprehensive handbook is structured into sections exploring the place of contact studies within linguistics as a whole, the value of such studies for research into language change, and language contact in the framework of language and society. The volume also offers a representative cross-section of individual studies which reappraise the role of language contact in their respective contexts.


Part I Contact, contact studies and linguistics

Contact explanations in linguistics
    Sarah Thomason

Contact, bilingualism and diglossia
    Lotfi Sayahi

Contact and language acquisition
    Carmel O'Shannessy and Lucy Davidson

Contact and grammaticalization
    Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva

Contact and language convergence
    Anthony Grant

Contact and linguistic typology
    Oliver Bond, Helen Sims-Williams and Matthew Baerman

Contact and language shift
    Raymond Hickey

Contact and borrowing
    Philip Durkin

Contact and code-switching
    Penelope Gardner-Chloros

Contact and mixed languages
    Peter Bakker

Contact and sociolinguistic variation
    Maya Abtahian and Jonathan Kasstan

Contact and new varieties
    Paul Kerswill

Contact in the city
    Heike Wiese

Transnational contact and linguistic landscapes
    Kingsley Bolton and Werner Botha

Part II Case studies of contact

Contact and early Indo-European in Europe
    Bridget Drinka

Contact and the history of Germanic languages
    Paul Roberge

Contact in the history of English
    Robert McColl-Millar

Contact and the development of American English
    Joseph Salmons and Thomas Purnell

Contact and African Englishes
    Rajend Mesthrie

Contact Englishes and creoles in the Caribbean
    Edgar Schneider and Raymond Hickey

Contact and the Romance languages
    John Charles Smith

Contact in overseas forms of Spanish
    Eeva Sippola

Contact and Portuguese creoles
    Hugo Cardoso

Contact and the Celtic languages
    Joseph Eska

Contact and the Slavic languages
    Lenore A. Grenoble

Contact and the Finno-Ugric languages
    Johanna Laakso

Language contact in the Balkans
    Brian Joseph

Contact and Afroasiatic languages
    Zygmunt Frajzyngier and Erin Shay

Turkic language contacts
    Lars Johanson, ╔va Csatˇ and Birsel Karakoš

Contact and North American languages
    Marianne Mithun

Contact and Mayan languages
    Danny Law

Contact and South American languages
    Lyle Campbell, Thiago Chacon, John Elliott

Contact among African languages
    Klaus Beyer

Contact and Siberian languages
    Brigitte Pakendorf

Sino-Russian contact
    Zygmunt Frajzyngier, Natalia Gurian, Sergei Karpenko

Contact and indigenous languages in Australia
    Debbie Loakes and Jill Vaughan

Contact languages of the Pacific
    Jeff Siegel