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Morphology and Contact-Induced Language Change


Gardani, Francesco (2020). Morphology and Contact-Induced Language Change. In: Grant, Anthony P. The Oxford handbook of language contact. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 95-122.

Abstract

This chapter focuses on a wide range of phenomena occurring under the heading of contact-induced morphological change, including several degrees of morphological integration, non-integration (<italic>qua</italic> indeclinability or maintenance of original markers), and borrowing. It also discusses three major types of mechanisms leading to morphological borrowing: ‘macro-mechanisms’ are general psycholinguistic mechanisms of transfer conceived in terms of source language vs. recipient language agentivity; ‘meso-mechanisms’ are conscious and unconscious techniques which are responsible for contact-induced language change, such as ‘Trojan horse structures’; ‘micro-mechanisms’ are local, concrete mechanisms, such as reborrowing and reanalysis. Cross-linguistic data are presented and discussed in light of the implications that contact-induced morphological change has for the theory of morphology.

Abstract

This chapter focuses on a wide range of phenomena occurring under the heading of contact-induced morphological change, including several degrees of morphological integration, non-integration (<italic>qua</italic> indeclinability or maintenance of original markers), and borrowing. It also discusses three major types of mechanisms leading to morphological borrowing: ‘macro-mechanisms’ are general psycholinguistic mechanisms of transfer conceived in terms of source language vs. recipient language agentivity; ‘meso-mechanisms’ are conscious and unconscious techniques which are responsible for contact-induced language change, such as ‘Trojan horse structures’; ‘micro-mechanisms’ are local, concrete mechanisms, such as reborrowing and reanalysis. Cross-linguistic data are presented and discussed in light of the implications that contact-induced morphological change has for the theory of morphology.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Romance Studies
06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
08 Research Priority Programs > Language and Space
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Date:2020
Deposited On:18 Mar 2020 14:00
Last Modified:28 Oct 2020 17:00
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:978-0-19-998401-5
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199945092.013.4
Related URLs:https://www.recherche-portal.ch/permalink/f/5u2s2l/ebi01_prod011501022 (Library Catalogue)

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