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Miriam Weidl

empirical topics surrounding multimodality and multilingualism from a novel and innovative point of view. The anthology’s structure consists of an introduction, and two themed parts presenting a total of thirteen papers. In the short introduction, the editors outline the central concepts of the issue. After

Francesca R. Moro

. In doing so, this study is an answer to a call by Ross (2013: 37) for more synchronically informed variationist studies “if we are to understand how contact-induced change takes place in small scale societies”. Furthermore, the study of agreement prefixes presented in this paper gives an insight into

Afifa Eve Kheir

specific definition for codeswitching in one of the models that she presented, namely the Matrix Language Frame Model, defining codeswitching as “the selection by bilinguals or multilinguals of forms from an embedded variety (or varieties) in utterances of a matrix variety during the same conversation


Anvita Abbi

Winner of the 2015 Kenneth L. Hale Award!
A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language is the first-ever detailed and exhaustive account of Great Andamanese, a moribund language spoken on the Andamanese Islands belonging to India in the Bay of Bengal. This important documentation covers all major areas of the grammar of Great Andamanese and gives us a first detailed look at this unique language, which is on the verge of extinction. Of particular interest here is the discussion of the body division class markers which play an important role throughout much of the grammar and which are documented in this volume for the first time. The volume will be of interest for general linguists from the fields of linguistic typology and areal linguistics as well as those interested in South Asian languages in general.

Isabel Deibel

regarded to be grammatical, they should not occur in Media Lengua. Thus, mixed languages such as Media Lengua, even though they remain to the present day largely understudied, may be particularly suitable to refine linguistic theories due to their extraordinary linguistic profile (see also Lipski, 2016

Matthias Urban

the presence of just two shallow but widespread language families with intimately linked histories, Quechuan and Aymaran. The main aim of this article is to demonstrate that the Central Andes as just defined were probably originally more typologically diverse than the present-day dominance of Quechuan

Agnieszka Brylak

the fall of Tenochtitlan, the Aztec capital. However, just like all alphabetic texts in Nahuatl, independently from the region in which they were produced, the Guatemalan petitions are not free from the linguistic influence of Spanish. In the present study I will focus precisely on these contact

Rob Pensalfini and Felicity Meakins

language ( Aikhenvald, 2003 ; Corbett, 1991 ; Heath, 1978 ; Matras and Sakel, 2007 ; Seifart, 2012 ; Stolz, 2009 ; Stolz, 2012 ). To date, all studies have examined the unidirectional transfer of nouns from one language into another. In this paper, we present a case study from northern Australia

Eliane Lorenz

Travis, 2018: 172). This shows that the bilingual speakers have two distinct grammars. The last missing investigation is presented in chapter 9. Torres Cacoullos and Travis resume the popular argument that code-switching promotes convergence (see Gumperz and Wilson, 1971 ). In the bilingual community of

Melanie Borchers Abstract As far as the lexical infl uence of French is concerned Middle English has already been investi- gated. Th e present paper claims that the infl uence that French exerted due to the language contact situation after the Norman Conquest exceeds the impact on the English lexicon and provides evidence