Linguistic Areas

The following text is taken from Palgrave’s web site. Book includes a chapter on Australian languages.

Description
The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across geographical zones. New cases studies are introduced which extend the corpus of areas described so far. They are accompanied by discussions that revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.

Contents
List of Figures and Maps
List of Tables
List of Abbreviations
Notes on the Contributors
Introduction; A.McMahon, Y.Matras & N.Vincent
Areal Linguistics: A Closer Scrutiny; L.Campbell
All or Nothing; T.Stolz
Keeping Contact in the Family: Approaches to Language Classification and Contact-induced Change; A.McMahon & R.McMahon
Linguistic Areas, Language Contact and Typology: Some Implications from the Case of Ethiopia as a Linguistic Area; W.Bisang
Structural Isoglosses between Khoekhoe and Tuu: The Cape as a Linguistic Area; T.Güldemann
The Sri Lanka Sprachbund: The Newcomers Portuguese and Malay; P.Bakker
On the Roles of Turkic in the Caucasus Area; L.Johanson
The Circle That Won’t Come Full: Two Potential Isoglosses in the Circum-Baltic Area; M.Koptjevskaja-Tamm
Complex Emotion Predicates in Eastern Indonesia: Evidence for Language Contact?; S.Musgrave
Another Look at Australia as a Linguistic Area; C.Bowern
Towards a Typology of the Siberian Linguistic Area; G.D.S.Anderson
Index

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