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Language contact and language decay

Emanuele Miola

Language contact and language decay

socio-political and linguistic perspectives

by Emanuele Miola

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Published by IUSS Press in [Pavia, Italy] .
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    Subjects:
  • Languages,
  • Linguistics,
  • Congresses

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Emanuele Miola, Paolo Ramat
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP81.E9 L36 2011
    The Physical Object
    Pagination286 p. :
    Number of Pages286
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25259264M
    ISBN 109788861980587
    LC Control Number2011538529

    In the first half of the book Dr McMahon analyses changes from every area of grammar. In the second she addresses recent developments in socio-historical linguistics, and looks at such topics as language contact, linguistic variation, pidgins and creoles, and language : April M. S. McMahon. In linguistics, language death occurs when a language loses its last native speaker. By extension, language extinction is when the language is no longer known, including by second-language speakers. Other similar terms include linguicide, the death of a language from natural or political causes, and rarely glottophagy, the absorption or replacement of a minor language by a major language.

    This is a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. It discusses where our evidence about language change comes from, how and why changes happen, and how languages begin and end. It considers both changes which occurred long ago, and those currently in progress. It does this within the framework of one central question - is language change a symptom of progress or decay? It . Buy Language Change: Progress or Decay? (Cambridge Approaches to Linguistics) 4 by Aitchison, Jean (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. /5(7).

    2 quotes from Language Change: Progress or Decay?: ‘Language change is not a disease, any more than adolescence, or autumn are illnesses.’ Rate this book. Clear rating. 1 of 5 stars 2 of 5 stars 3 of 5 stars 4 of 5 stars 5 of 5 stars. Language Change: Progress or Decay? by Jean Aitchison ratings, average rating, 18 reviews Open Cited by: Language change is a topic which, perhaps more than most others, spreads itself over a wide range of areas. For this reason, the literature often seems disjointed and contradictory, since many scholars, like Jane Austen, prefer to polish their own square inch of ivory, rather than tackle the whole vast subject.


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The central theme of this book is whether language change is a symptom of progress or decay. This book will show you why it is neither, and that understanding the factors surrounding how language change occurs is essential to understanding why it happens/5(5).

Language decay and contact-induced change: Similarities and differences Sasse, Hans-Jürgen. A basic approach to how language works. I would require this for everyone who teaches language in any form.

Language is like a babbling brook, the water is never the same, nor is the language. Sadly, many language teachers have bought into the belief that change is decay.

It's not. This book will help them understand by: In the literature, language decay and subsequent (though not necessarily occurring) death have been regarded as extreme, ³catastrophic´ outcomes of contact (among others, Thomason/Kaufman. Within the framework of language decay and death this analysis focuses on phenomena of linguistic variation at a morphosyntactic level.

This comprehensive study includes a large body of spoken data collected from informants of different age groups and with different levels of language fluency and thus displays a unique picture of an endangered.

Progress and Decay in Language Source: Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language Author(s): Tom McArthurTom McArthur. Two kinds of assumption are commonly made about languages: that they move from worse to better states (progress, amelioration); that. This introduction to language change explores these and other questions,consideringchangesthroughtime.

The central theme of this book is whether language change okwillshowyouwhy it is neither, and that understanding the factors surrounding how language change occurs is essential to understanding why ithappens. A third possibility is that language remains in a substantially similar state from the point of view of progress or decay.

It may be marking time, or treading water, as it were, with its advance or decline held in check by opposing forces. This is the view of the Belgian linguist File Size: KB. Weinreich’s classic book Languages in Contact, has brought about a recognition of the importance of language contact for explanations of many linguistic changes.

In recent years the trickle of monographs and even textbooks on language contact has become a ood (two of the most recent important treatments are Winford and Clyne ). 1 theoretical approaches to language contact transfer = ‘the replication of some feature (vocabulary item, linguistic structure etc.) in one language on the model of another language’File Size: KB.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate Language progresses with time. If a language does not change it becomes stagnant and dies. Now a days English has encompassed every field including science, arts literature, religion social contact and means of communication in whole world.

It is claimed to be the language of world by /5(2). language contact by Uriel Weinreich was published inthe following two decades were years which saw not just the heyday of early generative linguistics but also of the rise of sociolinguistics and it was those two areas of linguistics.

The central theme of this book is whether language change is a symptom of progress or decay. This book will show you why it is neither, and that understanding the factors surrounding how language change occurs is essential to understanding why it : Jean Aitchison.

If the English language decays at the point of no return, then the human ability to reason will also decay. Hence, a nuclear holocaust looms more and more into the forefront of conditional mankind. The decay of English is on the rise, and with that decay comes an American society ill-prepared to reason properly which makes this grown man often.

From time immemorial lay speakers have regarded language change as language decay. There are probably two main reasons for this. One is a general yearning for immutability which humans show.

The other is the association of language change with a social group which the. Referring to David Brooks’ book, The Road to Character, Harder quotes Brooks’ research into the way “public language has become demoralized.”?Over the past few decades there has been a sharp rise in the usage of individualist words like “self” and “personalized” and a sharp decline in words like “community,” “share,” “united,” and “common good.” The language of morality and.

While it's title might make the book seem a collection of papers taking sides in a debate, Language Change: Progress or Decay is a textbook written by Jean Aitchison introducing contemporary study of language change to beginning students of linguistics.

The book has proven quite popular for its gentle tone and its clear summarization of important work in the field, and has now gone through /5().

- in modern day, dictionary is no longer a rule book, but a reflection of language at the time (e.g selfie added) Point 4 - Language decay, new language can sound stupid - Prescriptivists may believe that the introduction of new language (such as figurative use of literally & like as a filler - semantic shift) is lazy and makes people sound stupid.

Language Death Factual and Theoretical Explorations with Special Reference to East Africa. by Brenzinger, Matthias Book Book Series. Frontmatter. Pages i-iv. Get Access to Full Text. Preface. Pages v-vi. Language decay and contact-induced change: Similarities and differences.

Sasse, Hans-Jürgen Pages Chapter 6: Language Contact 1 Chapter 6 Language contact Introduction In the previous chapters, we have looked at two reasons why languages resemble each other: 1. Two languages may have certain features in common because these features express universal.

Contact is a hard science fiction novel by American scientist Carl deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. It ranked No. 7 on the U.S. bestseller novel originated as a screenplay by Sagan and Ann Druyan (whom he later married) in ; when development of the film stalled, Sagan decided to Cited by: 6.Get this from a library!

Language change: progress or decay?. [Jean Aitchison] -- This book attempts to answer such questions by giving a lucid and up-to-date overview of language change. Why do people sometimes leave off the ends of words when they speak?

Is it sloppiness.(). Language loss and language decay of Malawi's indigenous languages. Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies: Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. Cited by: 6.