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    University of Virginia
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Graduate Record 2017-2018

ANTH 5425 - Language Contact


Considers how languages change as part of social systems and affected by historical processes. We will contrast language change through internal processes of drift and regular sound change with contact-induced language change involving multilingualism and code switching, language shift and lexical borrowing, the emergence of pidgin, creole, and intertwined languages, language endangerment, and computational tools for historical linguistics.



Credits: 3