Linguistic Theory, Language Contact, and Modern Hindustani: The three sides of a linguistic Theory

By: Rajendra Singh

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This book raises some important questions about formal linguistics and functionalist sociolinguistics when they encompass the same subject matter, linguistic borrowing and code-switching/mixing. These questions arise in the context of formalist and functionalist accounts of language contact and are tested here against some interesting Hindustani-English contact facts from India. The test reveals what these paradigms contribute to our understanding of language contact (and language in general) and precisely where they seem to go wrong. Printed Pages: 167.

Title: Linguistic Theory, Language Contact, and Modern Hindustani: The three sides of a linguistic Theory

Author Name: Rajendra Singh

Categories: Linguistics,

Edition: First Indian Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1998

ISBN: 8121508355

ISBN 13: 9788121508353

Binding: Hardbound

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 14 Cms x 22 Cms

Seller ID: 000398

Keywords: Language Linguistics Literature India