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ContactThe Interaction of Closely Related Linguistic Varieties and the History of English$
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Robert McColl Millar

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474409087

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409087.001.0001

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Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

(p.106) 4 Linguistic contact and near-relative relationships

Robert McColl Millar

Edinburgh University Press

In this chapter the reader is led further into the field of near-relative contact with greater time depth. Insights from the study of creole development are introduced, as is the concept of the creoloid. Greater depth is given to our understanding of koineisation. Varieties discussed include Bonin Islands and Pitcairn/Norfolk Island English, Fiji Hindi, Afrikaans and medieval Scandinavian (in relation to contact with Low German).

Keywords:   English, Afrikaans, Fiji Hindi, North Germanic, Contact Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Koineisation

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