Description
LANGUAGE CONTACT
This course examines the effects of language contact on the structure of the involved languages. We will investigate a variety of language contact situations and the ways in which varying degrees of intensity of contact lead to differing degrees of interference between linguistic systems. Topics include: language contact as a cause for linguistic change (loan words, phonological and other structural change); typologies of language contact (substratum, sprachbund); bilingualism in the individual and the bilingual community (social dialects, diglossia); the emergence of new languages through contact (regional versions of standard languages, pidgins and Creoles).
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
LING 2274
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Linguistics
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Enrollment Requirements
PREQ: LING 1253 or 2253 or 2267
Typically Offered
Fall