Language Complexity

Language Complexity

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Language complexity has recently attracted considerable attention from linguists of many different persuasions. This volume a€“ a thematic selection of papers from the conference Approaches to Complexity in Language, held in Helsinki, August 2005 a€“ is the first collection of articles devoted to the topic. The sixteen chapters of the volume approach the notion of language complexity from a variety of perspectives. The papers are divided into three thematic sections that reflect the central themes of the book: Typology and theory, Contact and change, Creoles and pidgins. The book is mainly intended for typologists, historical linguists, contact linguists and creolists, as well as all linguists interested in language complexity in general. As the first collective volume on a very topical theme, the book is expected to be of lasting interest to the linguistic community.A Manual of the Oregon Trade Language, or a€œChinook jargona€. London: ... Hawkins, IA. 2004. Efliciency and Complexity in Grammars. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press. Holm, I. 1989. Pidgins and ... Seattle: Rainier Printing Co .

Title:Language Complexity
Author:Matti Miestamo, Kaius Sinnemäki, Fred Karlsson
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing - 2008-02-06


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