This edited quantity brings jointly fourteen unique contributions to the on-going debate approximately what's attainable in contact-induced language switch. The authors current a couple of new vistas on language touch which symbolize new advancements within the box. within the first a part of the quantity, the focal point is on technique and idea. Thomas Stolz defines the research of Romancisation strategies as a truly promising laboratory for language-contact orientated study and theoretical paintings dependent thereon. The reader is educated concerning the huge scale initiatives on loanword typology within the contribution by means of Martin Haspelmath and on contact-induced grammatical swap carried out via Jeanette Sakel and Yaron Matras. Christel Stolz reports tactics of gender-assignment to mortgage nouns in German and German-based kinds. The typology of mortgage verbs is the subject of the contribution via Søren Wichmann and Jan Wohlgemuth. within the articles by way of Wolfgang Wildgen and Klaus Zimmermann, noticeably new ways to the idea of language touch are recommend: a dynamic version and a constructivism-based thought, respectively. the second one a part of the quantity is devoted to extra empirically orientated reports which inspect language-contact constellations with a Romance donor language and a non-European recipient language. Spanish-Amerindian (Guaraní, Otomí, Quichua) contacts are investigated within the comparative learn through Dik Bakker, Jorge Gómez-Rendón and Ewald Hekking. Peter Bakker and Robert A. Papen speak about the effect
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