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Author Meakins, Felicity

Title Loss and Renewal : Australian Languages Since Colonisation
Published Berlin/Boston, UNKNOWN : De Gruyter Mouton, 2016


Description 1 online resource (493)
Series Language Contact and Bilingualism ; 13
Language contact and bilingualism ; 13.
Contents Table of contents ; Acknowledgements ; List of contributors ; Maps ; List of figures ; List of tables ; Preface ; I. Introduction ; Australian language contact in historical and synchronic perspective ; II. Transfer of form: Structure
1. As intimate as it gets? Paradigm borrowing in Marrku and its implications for the emergence of mixed languages 2. Identifying the grammars of Queensland ex-government reserve varieties: The case of Woorie Talk ; III. Transfer of form: Lexical
3. Kinship loanwords in Indigenous Australia, before and after colonisation 4. Placenames from NSW Pidgin: Bulga, Nyrang ; 5. Rethinking the substrate languages of Roper Kriol: The case of Marra ; IV. Transfer of form: Phonological ; 6 The continuum in Kriol: Fact or furphy?
7. Entrenchment of Light Warlpiri morphology V. Transfer of function, structure, distribution and semantics ; 8. Beware of 'bambai' -- soon it may turn apprehensive ; 9. Reflexive, reciprocal and emphatic functions in Barunga Kriol
10 Grammaticalization and interactional pragmatics: A description of the recognitional determiner det in Roper River Kriol VI. (Further) Development of new structures ; 11. No fixed address: The grammaticalisation of the Gurindji locative as a progressive suffix
Summary Australia is known for its linguistic diversity and extensive contact between languages. This edited volume is the first dedicated to language contact in Australia since colonisation, marking a new era of linguistic work, and contributing new data to theoretical discussions on contact languages and language contact processes. It provides explanations for contemporary contact processes in Australia and much-needed descriptions of contact languages, including pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, contact varieties of English, and restructured Indigenous languages. Analyses of complex and dynamic processes are informed by rich sociolinguistic description
Analysis Australia
Contact Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Typology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Languages in contact -- Australia
Immigrants -- Australia -- Language
English language -- Influence on foreign languages.
Australian languages -- Social aspects
Colonization -- Social aspects -- History
Multilingualism -- Australia
Jingulu language C22.
Gurindji language C20.
Marra language N112.
Warlpiri language C15.
Marrku language N45.
Murrinh-Patha language N3.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Alphabets & Writing Systems.
Australian languages -- Social aspects
Colonization -- Social aspects
English language -- Influence on foreign languages
Immigrants -- Language
Languages in contact
Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.
Australia -- Languages -- Social aspects
Australia -- Colonization -- History
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1614518793