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By Cornelius Hasselblatt, Bob de Jonge, Muriel Norde

ISBN-10: 9027218676

ISBN-13: 9789027218674

ISBN-10: 9027288437

ISBN-13: 9789027288431

The learn of languages in touch is an ever-relevant subject in linguistics, specifically at this time instances while expanding globalization results in a couple of new touch occasions. This quantity good points ten papers on numerous elements of language touch via major experts within the box. In those papers, contact-induced switch in a wide selection of languages is approached from a variety of views, reflecting the present scenario in language touch reports. the 1st major topic within the quantity is said to the linguistic results of migration, either within the current and some time past, and either within the ordinary language spoken by way of ethnic minorities, and in immigrant languages which are inspired via the traditional. the second one subject issues border components, a conventional treasure trove for the research of touch phenomena. The 3rd subject is set touch results with no actual touch, in addition to the function performed by way of translators during this approach.

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For example, de Bot et al. (2005) suggest that non-transparent constructions (such as existential there and anaphoric it for native speakers of Finnish) are systematically avoided even by very good second language learners. We like to emphasize that our work does not assume that syntax consists solely of part-of-speech sequences, but only that differences in part-of-speech sequences are indicative of syntactic differences in general. It is important to emphasize that we do not claim to have developed a technique that probes all conceivable syntactic differences directly, but rather a technique that detects traces of differ- Applying language technology to detect shift effects ences in surface syntax.

Reduced repertoire of discourse markers such as you know, you see, I mean. Adults do use you know (with other hesitation phenomena), but as a timegaining device rather than as a genuine discourse marker. In contrast, the juvenile emigrants use a more varied repertoire of markers, which often function as appeals to the interviewer. Applying language technology to detect shift effects e. Avoidance of complex verb clusters. Juvenile, but not adult, emigrants use structures such as I would have had it, I still probably would have ended up getting married.

From among several grammatical variables that probabilistically condition the distribution of overt pronouns, we have singled out for analysis the person-number of the verb, because it is with respect to this variable that we find both the clearest regional differences among those of our consultants raised in Latin America (firstgeneration) as well as the clearest evidence of regional convergence among those raised in New York (second-generation). We propose explanations for the increase in the use of overt pronouns alongside the convergence with respect to the different person-numbers of the verb in terms of language and dialect contact influences.

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