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    University of Virginia
  Feb 22, 2018
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