PUBLICATION : Journal of Language Contact THEMA 2 (2008) : Language Contact and the Dynamics of Language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Tue May 20 20:39:44 UTC 2008

Dear Colleagues,

The  2nd THEMA issue of the *Journal of Language Contact  (JLC)*
 *Language Contact and the Dynamics of Language*
*Theory and Implications*
 edited / édité
by / par
Robert Nicolaï & Bernard Comrie
 has now appeared and can henceforth be downloaded from: .

The complete issue as well as each separate article can be accessed under:
"Issues & Articles" // "Numéros & Articles"


JLC general informations

Robert Nicolaï & Bernard Comrie                    Presentation
 Andrée Tabouret-Keller Langues en contact : l'expression contact comme
révélatrice de la dynamique des langues. Persistance et intérêt de la

*I. Theoretical Reflexions, Modelings and Syntheses*

Carol Myers- Scotton Language Contact: Why Outsider System Morphemes Resist

Sarah G. Thomason Social and Linguistic Factors as Predictors of
Contact-Induced Change

Bernd Heine & Tania Kuteva Constraints on Contact-Induced Linguistic Change

Claire Lefebvre Relabelling: A Major Process in Language Contact

Mauro Tosco What to Do when You are Unhappy with Language Areas but You do
not Want to Quit

Donald Winford Processes of Creole Formation and Related Contact-Induced
Language Change
*II. Empirical Approaches, Applications and Developments*

Malcolm Ross A History of Metatypy in the Bel Languages

Anthony P. Grant Contact-Induced Change and the Openness of 'Closed'
Morphological Systems: Some Cases from Native America

Patrick McConvell Mixed Languages as Outcomes of Code-Switching: Recent
Examples from Australia and Their Implications

Carmen Silva-Corvalán The Limits of Convergence in Language Contact

William J. Samarin Convergence and the Retention of Marked Consonants in
Sango: the Creation and Appropriation of a Pidgin

Françoise Gadet & Mari C. Jones Variation, Contact and Convergence in French
Spoken Outside France

Katja Ploog Subversion of Language Structure in Heterogeneous Speech
Communities: the Work of Discourse and the Part of Contact

Zygmunt Frajzyngier & Erin Shay Language-Internal versus Contact-Induced
Change: The Split Coding of Person and Number: A Stefan Elders Question

*III. Frontier Research*

Nicholas J. Enfield Transmission Biases in Linguistic Epidemiology

Robert Nicolaï How languages Change and How They Adapt: Some Challenges for
the Future / Dynamique du langage et élaboration des langues : quelques
défis à relever



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Publisher: Robert Nicolaï
(Chaire 'Dynamique du langage et contact des langues' de l'Institut
universitaire de France (nicolai at

Managing Editor and Webmaster of Henning  Schreiber
(Institut für Afrikanische Sprachwissenschaften of the J.W.

Robert Nicolaï
Institut universitaire de France et Université de Nice
Chaire « Dynamique du langage et contact des langues »
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