Vernacular Universals and Language Contacts
Evidence from Varieties of English and Beyond
|Series title:||Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics Ser.|
|Publication Date:||Aug 2013|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $54.95|
| Book Description: |
In this book, contributors have been brought together to discuss the role of two major factors shaping the grammars of different varieties of English (and of other languages) all over the world: so-called vernacular universals and contact-induced change. Rather than assuming a general typological perspective, the studies in this volume focus on putative universal vernacular features - significant phonological or (morpho-) syntactic parallels found in non-standard varieties of...