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      FYI ... (Are "mixed languages" a complicating factor in discussions of
      multilingual literacy and code-switching?)

      Don Osborn
      Bisharat.net
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      Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 07:35:18 -0400 (EDT)
      From: julia.ulrich <julia.ulrich@...>
      Subject: The Mixed Language Debate: Matras, Bakker (Eds)


      Title: The Mixed Language Debate
      Subtitle: Theoretical and Empirical Advances
      Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 145

      Publication Year: 2003
      Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
      http://www.mouton-publishers.com

      Editor: Yaron Matras
      Editor: Peter Bakker

      Hardback: ISBN: 3110177765, Pages: vi, 325, Price: EURO 84.00


      Abstract:

      Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings,
      often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures
      inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and
      unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced
      change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles
      is devoted to the theoretical and empirical controversies that
      surround the study of Mixed Languages. Issues include definitions and
      prototypes, similarities and differences to other contact languages
      such as pidgins and creoles, the role of codeswitching in the
      emergence of Mixed Languages, the role of deliberate and conscious
      mixing, the question of the existence of a Mixed Language continuum,
      and the position of Mixed Languages in general models of language
      change and contact-induced change in particular. An introductory
      chapter surveys the current study of Mixed Languages. Contributors
      include leading historical linguists, contact linguists and
      typologists.

      FROM THE CONTENTS:

      The study of Mixed Languages
      YARON MATRAS AND PETER BAKKER

      Social factors and linguistic processes in the emergence of stable
      Mixed languages
      SARAH G. THOMASON

      Mixed languages and acts of identity: An evolutionary approach
      WILLIAM CROFT

      Split (mixed) languages as contact phenomena: What lies beneath
      CAROL MYERS-SCOTTON

      Mixed languages as autonomous systems
      PETER BAKKER

      Mixed languages: Re-examining the structural prototype
      YARON MATRAS

      Language contact and group identity: The role of "folk" linguistic
      engineering
      EVGENIY V. GOLOVKO

      The linguistic properties of lexical manipulation and its relevance
      for Ma'รก
      MAARTEN MOUS

      Can a mixed language be conventionalized alternational codeswitching?
      AD BACKUS

      Not quite the right mixture: Chamorro and Malti as candidates for the
      status of mixed language
      THOMAS STOLZ


      Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics
      Sociolinguistics
      Typology

      Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


      See this book announcement on our website:
      http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=10234
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