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The Resource The ecology of language evolution, Salikoko S. Mufwene

The ecology of language evolution, Salikoko S. Mufwene

Label
The ecology of language evolution
Title
The ecology of language evolution
Statement of responsibility
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This 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 and 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 creolistics, sociolinguistics, theoretical linguistics, and theories of evolution
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Mufwene, Salikoko S
Dewey number
417/.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
P140
LC item number
.M84 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge approaches to language contact
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical linguistics
  • Creole dialects
  • Languages in contact
  • Social ecology
Label
The ecology of language evolution, Salikoko S. Mufwene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-245) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • What research on the development of creoles can contribute to genetic linguistics
  • 6.
  • Language contact, evolution, and death: how ecology rolls the dice
  • 7.
  • Past and recent population movements in Africa: their impact on its linguistic landscape
  • 8.
  • Conclusions: the big picture
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Founder Principle in the development of creoles
  • 3.
  • The development of American Englishes: factoring contact in and the social bias out
  • 4.
  • The legitimate and illegitimate offspring of English
Control code
45304054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521794756
Isbn Type
(pb.)
Lccn
00052925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The ecology of language evolution, Salikoko S. Mufwene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 226-245) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • What research on the development of creoles can contribute to genetic linguistics
  • 6.
  • Language contact, evolution, and death: how ecology rolls the dice
  • 7.
  • Past and recent population movements in Africa: their impact on its linguistic landscape
  • 8.
  • Conclusions: the big picture
  • 1.
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • The Founder Principle in the development of creoles
  • 3.
  • The development of American Englishes: factoring contact in and the social bias out
  • 4.
  • The legitimate and illegitimate offspring of English
Control code
45304054
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780521794756
Isbn Type
(pb.)
Lccn
00052925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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