Language convergence and grammatical borrowing database

  • Language convergence and grammatical borrowing database
  • Linguistic Areas Database
  • Convergence Database

Matras, Yaron (ed.); Sakel, Jeanette (ed.)


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Linguistic corpora

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Language development
Linguistic change

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The database contains records each representing a language in contact with another language or group of languages. Each record contains several layouts, each layout is devoted to a particular domain of structure. The records provide information about the structural categories, domains, and sub-categories that are affected by contact, the type of contact influence (matter or pattern replication), and text fields provide glossed examples of structures that are believed to have emerged as a result of contact. The entire database can be queried for any of the above information.

Matras, Yaron and Sakel,Jeanette. eds. (in preparation). Grammatical borrowing in crosslinguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter

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