Investigating the mechanisms of pattern replication in language convergence

Sakel, J. and Matras, Y. (2007) Investigating the mechanisms of pattern replication in language convergence. Studies in Language, 31 (4). pp. 829-865. ISSN 1569-9978

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This publication is an important contribution to language contact theory. Taking a typological perspective to contact-induced change, the authors investigate the ways in which grammatical structures from one language can be integrated into another. They focus on the mechanisms of change, as well as the reasons for particular types of changes. The authors introduce the increasingly widely applied terminology of 'matter and pattern replication' and link language contact theory with other fields of study such as language processing.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:pattern replication, language convergence
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education
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