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The Resource Contact languages : ecology and evolution in Asia, Umberto Ansaldo, (electronic resource)

Contact languages : ecology and evolution in Asia, Umberto Ansaldo, (electronic resource)

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Contact languages : ecology and evolution in Asia
Title
Contact languages
Title remainder
ecology and evolution in Asia
Statement of responsibility
Umberto Ansaldo
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why do groups of speakers in certain times and places come up with new varieties of languages? What are the social settings that determine whether a mixed language, a pidgin or a Creole will develop, and how can we understand the ways in which different languages contribute to the new grammar? Through the study of Malay contact varieties such as Baba Malay, Cocos Malay and Sri Lanka Malay, as well as the Asian Portuguese vernacular of Macau, and China Coast Pidgin, this book explores the social and structural dynamics that underlie the fascinating phenomenon of the creation of new, or restructured, grammars. It emphasizes the importance and interplay of historical documentation, socio-cultural observation and linguistic analysis in the study of contact languages, offering an evolutionary framework for the study of contact language formation - including pidgins and Creoles - in which historical, socio-cultural and typological observations come together.--
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Ansaldo, Umberto
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge approaches to language contact
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Pidgin languages
  • Creole dialects
  • Languages in contact
Label
Contact languages : ecology and evolution in Asia, Umberto Ansaldo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511642203
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Introduction to contact language formation (CLF) -- Research questions -- The role of ecology in Asian contexts -- Theory of language and CLF -- CLF beyond exceptional evolution -- -- 2. The ecology of Monsoon Asia. Monsoon Asia -- Sino-Javanese trade -- The city-ports -- Manpower in early Southeast Asia -- The Western impact -- 3. Linguistic ecologies of Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia and the role of Malay -- Malay contact varieties -- Introducing contexts of formation -- The role of Portuguese in Southeast Asia and Southern China -- Summary -- 4. Methodological issues in the study of contact languages. The ideology of theory -- Multilingualism and transmission -- Conclusions -- 5. Contact language formation in evolutionary theory. Competence, performance and socialization -- Language evolution and contact languages --Functionalist assets for contact linguistics -- Conclusions -- 6. Congruence and frequency in Sri Lanka Malay. The SLM community -- Selection and replication in SLM -- Freeing SLM from the chains of exceptionalism -- Final remarks -- 7. Identity alignment in Malay and Asian-Portuguese Diaspora. The ecology of identity alignment -- Multiple alignments in contact settings -- Identity alignment and admixture -- Conclusions -- 8. Pidgin ecologies of the China coast. Sociohistorical background of Europe-China relations -- The ecology of Macau and the Pearl River Delta -- Grammatical features of China Coast Pidgin -- The missing Makista link? -- Discussion -- 9. Implications, conclusions, and new horizons. Theoretical and methodological implications -- Conclusions and new horizons
Control code
CR9780511642203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521682534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756227
Label
Contact languages : ecology and evolution in Asia, Umberto Ansaldo, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511642203
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction. Introduction to contact language formation (CLF) -- Research questions -- The role of ecology in Asian contexts -- Theory of language and CLF -- CLF beyond exceptional evolution -- -- 2. The ecology of Monsoon Asia. Monsoon Asia -- Sino-Javanese trade -- The city-ports -- Manpower in early Southeast Asia -- The Western impact -- 3. Linguistic ecologies of Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia and the role of Malay -- Malay contact varieties -- Introducing contexts of formation -- The role of Portuguese in Southeast Asia and Southern China -- Summary -- 4. Methodological issues in the study of contact languages. The ideology of theory -- Multilingualism and transmission -- Conclusions -- 5. Contact language formation in evolutionary theory. Competence, performance and socialization -- Language evolution and contact languages --Functionalist assets for contact linguistics -- Conclusions -- 6. Congruence and frequency in Sri Lanka Malay. The SLM community -- Selection and replication in SLM -- Freeing SLM from the chains of exceptionalism -- Final remarks -- 7. Identity alignment in Malay and Asian-Portuguese Diaspora. The ecology of identity alignment -- Multiple alignments in contact settings -- Identity alignment and admixture -- Conclusions -- 8. Pidgin ecologies of the China coast. Sociohistorical background of Europe-China relations -- The ecology of Macau and the Pearl River Delta -- Grammatical features of China Coast Pidgin -- The missing Makista link? -- Discussion -- 9. Implications, conclusions, and new horizons. Theoretical and methodological implications -- Conclusions and new horizons
Control code
CR9780511642203
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 257 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521682534
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)592756227

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