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Patterns of diversification and contact: Re-examining dispersal hypotheses

Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents the main questions raised in this book, as well as introducing some key notions that play a role in their answering. How did languages spread across the globe, and what are the ... More


Patterns of dispersal and diversification in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania

Marian Klamer, Mily Crevels, and Pieter Muysken

in Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
eISBN:
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter presents some background considerations relevant to the patterns of language dispersal and diversification in Island Southeast Asia and Oceania. First an overview of languages and ... More


Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact

Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198723813
eISBN:
9780191791154
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198723813.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

How did languages spread across the globe? Why do we sometimes find large language families, distributed over a wider area, and sometimes clusters of very small families or language isolates (i.e. ... More


Language Movement and Civil War in West Africa

Ericka A. Albaugh

in Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190657543
eISBN:
9780190657574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190657543.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines how civil war can influence the spread of language. Specifically, it takes Sierra Leone as a case study to demonstrate how Krio grew from being primarily a language of urban ... More


Elio Antonio de Nebrija

Florian Coulmas

in Guardians of Language: Twenty Voices Through History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198736523
eISBN:
9780191818646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736523.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines the work of Antonio de Nebrija, a Spanish humanist and Latinist who studied for ten years in Italy before embarking on the ambitious project for which he is most remembered, a ... More


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