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Article: Contact, typology and the speaker: The essentials of language

TitleContact, typology and the speaker: The essentials of language
Authors
KeywordsAcquisition
Language Contact And Change
Multilingualism
Southeast Asia
Typology
Issue Date2004
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/langsci
Citation
Language Sciences, 2004, v. 26 n. 5, p. 485-494 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper focuses on some of the theoretical assumptions presented in Enfield, 2003 (Review of 'Enfield, N.J., 2003. Linguistic Epidemiology: Semantics and grammar of language contact in mainland Southeast Asia. Routledge Curzon, London and New York, pp. xv + 397') and their consequences for contemporary linguistic theory. In particular, I revisit three fundamental dimensions underlying language contact: multilingual practices of speech communities, modes of transmission and typological diversity. These three dimensions, I argue, are not only the reasons for contact to occur but the fundamental driving forces behind language change (and variation) at large. In this view, the dichotomy typically presented as 'contact-induced' or 'external' vs. 'normal' or 'internal' change needs to be significantly revised, if not dissolved, since a non-idealized view of language change as the one advocated by Enfield presents us with a reality in which the role of contact can hardly ever be overlooked. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/179513
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2015 Impact Factor: 0.79
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.377
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dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on some of the theoretical assumptions presented in Enfield, 2003 (Review of 'Enfield, N.J., 2003. Linguistic Epidemiology: Semantics and grammar of language contact in mainland Southeast Asia. Routledge Curzon, London and New York, pp. xv + 397') and their consequences for contemporary linguistic theory. In particular, I revisit three fundamental dimensions underlying language contact: multilingual practices of speech communities, modes of transmission and typological diversity. These three dimensions, I argue, are not only the reasons for contact to occur but the fundamental driving forces behind language change (and variation) at large. In this view, the dichotomy typically presented as 'contact-induced' or 'external' vs. 'normal' or 'internal' change needs to be significantly revised, if not dissolved, since a non-idealized view of language change as the one advocated by Enfield presents us with a reality in which the role of contact can hardly ever be overlooked. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_US
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dc.subjectAcquisitionen_US
dc.subjectLanguage Contact And Changeen_US
dc.subjectMultilingualismen_US
dc.subjectSoutheast Asiaen_US
dc.subjectTypologyen_US
dc.titleContact, typology and the speaker: The essentials of languageen_US
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