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The Ecology of Language Evolution
 

The Ecology of Language Evolution (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Mufwene, Salikoko S.
Series edited by Chaudenson, Robert
Series edited by Kachru, Braj B.
Series edited by Milroy, Lesley
Series edited by Poplack, Shana

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This major new work explores the development of creoles and other new languages, focusing on the conceptual and methodological issues they raise for genetic linguistics. Written by an internationally renowned linguist, the book discusses the nature and significance of internal an...d external factors or 'ecologies' that bear on the evolution of a language. The book surveys a wide range of examples of changes in the structure, function and vitality of languages, and suggests that similar ecologies have played the same kinds of roles in all cases of language evolution. Drawing on major theories of language formation, macroecology and population genetics, Mufwene proposes a common approach to the development of creoles and other new languages. The Ecology of Language Evolution will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, creolistics, theoretical linguistics and theories of evolution.
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ISBN 9780521794756
Released NZ 8 Apr 2002
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Series Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
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ISBN-13 9780521794756
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Released 8 Apr 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Mufwene, Salikoko S.
Series edited by Chaudenson, Robert
Series edited by Kachru, Braj B.
Series edited by Milroy, Lesley
Series edited by Poplack, Shana
Series Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact
Category Sociolinguistics
Number of Pages 276
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 417.7
Weight 550g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Historical linguistics
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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