Studies in Contact Linguistics (Hardcover)

Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert

By Linda Thornburg-Panther (Editor), Janet M. Fuller (Editor)

Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publi, 9780820479347, 334pp.

Publication Date: March 30, 2006

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This state-of-the-art volume features fourteen contributions by internationally renowned scholars covering three areas of contact linguistics: (1) Creolistics, beginning with an essay on the rise of the meaning and use of the word criollo, followed by studies of linguistic features of African American English, bozal Spanish, and Afrikaans; (2) German language varieties spoken in different periods and regions of the United States; and (3) theoretical issues central to analyzing language contact phenomena. Fittingly, social factors figure prominently in these analyses of language structure, providing a comprehensive view of the issues and topics to which Glenn G. Gilbert has dedicated his professional life.