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Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics

Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman


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Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.

University of California Press, 9780520078932, 428pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 1992

About the Author

Sarah Grey Thomason is Professor of Linguistics and Terrence Kaufman is Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.