Language Contact
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The study of contact situations involving Arabic permits a number of generalizations, most of which are unsurprising. More interesting, therefore, are the sometimes quite striking differences among the contact situations and their linguistic and sociolinguistic outcomes. In this entry, three sets of topics are surveyed, and some of their implicati…

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Sarah G. Thomason, “Language Contact”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 18 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_vol2_0085>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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