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Jesse Stewart, Felicity Meakins, Cassandra Algy and Angelina Joshua

development of Kriol and Gurindji Kriol, the stop contrast was not initially present. Through constant and increasing contact with English and the recognition of Kriol/English cognates, however, there is evidence that a voicing contrast is now developing in both languages—an example of language contact adding

Anton Tenser

1 Introduction This article analyzes a set of contact-induced changes in the Northeastern ( ne ) Romani dialects. The changes concern a restructuring in the ways that Romani cases are used to represent the relations between constituents in various constructions. To present and illustrate these

Janne Bondi Johannessen and Ida Larsson

1 Introduction 1.1 Background and the Present Research Questions In recent years, heritage language, i.e. language learnt in a naturalistic setting in a society where another language is dominant, has started to receive some interest. Heritage speakers have been shown to be similar to

Annegret Bollée

, Carayol, Chaudenson and Barat 1984–1995). 1 Compared to its forerunners, the alpa is more modest in size: the data were elicited by means of a questionnaire of 466 items and are presented in two volumes with 414 maps and 232 lists, whereas the questionnaire for the three volumes of alré comprised more

Tania Kuteva, Seongha Rhee, Debra Ziegeler and Jessica Sabban

, Hokkien Chinese, Cantonese, etc. The present proposal radically differs from existing analyses: The standpoint we take here is that sce sentence-final what originated in the lexifier (non-local) language, British English. We propose that sce sentence-final what is a linguistic expression that

Robert Nicolaï

would lead to productive debates and open pathways for further publication of special thematic issues. The present volume puts this intention into practice. This first issue (6.1) contains a number of articles on a variety of topics. The ‘Reviews’ section has been expanded: it consists of two critical

Katja Ploog

—and a third one, Romancisation in Africa: Stolz & Bakker & Salas Palomo 2008, see below—edited by Thomas Stolz & Dik Bakker & Rosa Salas Palomo compile contributions presented on two conferences about language contact in Amsterdam 2004 and Bremen 2005. Both volumes open with a short preface emphasizing

Sebastian Nordhoff

(also cf. Gair, 2003 :780,790). Ansaldo (2008) and Nordhoff (2009 :329-332) show that the SLM system is actually more complex than what Smith presented, with additional parameters like topicality, affectedness and singular number also positively affect the presence of the accusative marker. 5 This

Cristiana Papahagi

The present paper originates in a personal enquiry carried out in northwestern Romania, in the margin of the Trajectoire project ( cnrs Lyon 2-Fédération Typologie et universaux linguistiques), which aims to reconsider Talmy’s (2000) typology of verb/satellite-framed languages by resorting

Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Höskuldur Thráinsson and Iris Edda Nowenstein

difficulty. Their speech showed, to different degrees, signs of the intense contact with English in the lexicon, phonology, morphology—and syntax. The question arises as to why certain features of the language are more robust than others in intense language contact situations. The present paper is an attempt