Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic (Hardcover)

Linguistic Convergence and Areal Diffusion: Case Studies from Iranian, Semitic and Turkic By Éva Ágnes Csató, Bo Isaksson, Carina Jahani Cover Image
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The authors are outstanding scholars engaged in the study of language varieties spoken in 'convergence areas' in which speakers are multilingual in languages of at least two but sometimes all three language families. Many of the contributions present new data collected in fieldwork. The geographic area covered is Western and Central Asia where varieties of Iranian, Semitic and Turkic languages have entered into many different types of contact. The intricate linguistic contact situations demonstrate highly interesting convergence phenomena.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780415308045
ISBN-10: 0415308046
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 29th, 2004
Pages: 388
Language: English