Second languages and sentence structure

Posted by Hans-Werner Hatting on 17:35 6/20/02

In reply to: Second languages and sentence structure posted by Glenn Kempf on 00:45 6/19/02

Mark responds: Plenty of work has been done on second language acquisition, but I'm no expert in it... I can't even say who you should read,


the classical book on Language Contact seems to be Uriel Weinreich's "Languages in Contact". Don't know if there is any newer standard work.

Hope that helps.
Ad onlelán,

Mark responds:

Thanks. I should also mention Thomason & Kaufman, "Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics", which is perhaps most useful for showing how creolization has been over-used as an explanation.

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