LING 522 - Language Contact
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
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Advisory Prerequisites:
At least one introductory course in Linguistics.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Because language contact is a fact of life for most of the world's people and all of the world's nations, it is hardly surprising that it often plays a major role in people's daily lives and in language change. This course will begin with a survey of historical, social, and political settings of language contact (when, where, and why do languages come into contact?) and with a consideration of this question: when two or more languages come into contact, is one of them likely to vanish within a few decades? The class continues with an investigation of the following topics: linguistic effects of language contact; unilateral and bi-directional influences; social predictors and effects of language contact; contact-related language change versus internal development; bilingualism and language contact as interrelated phenomena; areal features as a particular consideration tied to contact. We also pay close attention to cognitive processes observable in multilingual settings and wrap up the course with language policy and planning in language contact.

LING 522 - Language Contact
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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