Providing a contemporary and comprehensive look at the topical area of areal linguistics, this book looks systematically at different regions of the world whilst presenting a focused and informed overview of the theory behind research into areal linguistics and language contact. The topicality of areal linguistics is thoroughly documented by a wealth of case studies from all major regions of the world and, with chapters from scholars with a broad spectrum of language expertise, it offers insights into the mechanisms of external language change.
|Title of host publication||The Cambridge Handbook of Areal Linguistics|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2017|
|Name||Cambridge Handbooks in Language and lingusitics|