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The ecology of language evolution

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, UK, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical linguistics.,
  • Creole dialects -- History.,
  • Languages in contact.,
  • Social ecology.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 226-245) and indexes.

    StatementSalikoko S. Mufwene.
    SeriesCambridge approaches to language contact
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP140 .M84 2001
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 255 p. :
    Number of Pages255
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6790667M
    ISBN 100521791383, 0521794757
    LC Control Number00052925

    Use italicisation for example words under discussion and foreign words e. This volume brings together a number of ideas its author has developed over a decade. Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact. The processes that produced them all are of the same kind, although the changes that apply are not the same in all cases. And integration and segregation are key parts of the language contact ecology, with socioeconomics more influential than ethnicity. The ecology of Gullah's survival.

    This contextualization of the general issues should help us also address questions such as why, like Appalachian English, African-American English including Gullah is not endangered, at least not yet, whereas Ocracoke English is. Woodbury, Anthony C. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 29 2 : Get Grammarly for free Works on all your favorite websites Related Articles. Throughout his career, over six decades, Hutchinson contributed to the sciences of limnology, entomology, genetics, biogeochemistry, mathematical theory of population dynamics and many more. Also use double quotation marks for references to theoretical terms or concepts the first time they are used in the paper.

    Ecosystems are dynamic, they do not always follow a linear successional path, but they are always changing, sometimes rapidly and sometimes so slowly that it can take thousands of years for ecological processes to bring about certain successional stages of a forest. His uniformitarianism is The ecology of language evolution book on the assumption that language development is a natural process in that it is subconscious and its outcomes are not deliberate. To structure the study of ecology into a conceptually manageable framework, the biological world is organized into a nested hierarchyranging in scale from genesto cellsto tissuesto organsto organismsto speciesto populationsto communitiesto ecosystemsto biomesand up to the level of the biosphere. Although Ireland was colonized by the English long before the Norman Conquest in the 11th century, it is only since the 17th century that the Irish have been shifting to English as their vernacular. At every moment language is subject to external stimuli to which it adapts.


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The ecology of language evolution by Salikoko S. Mufwene Download PDF Ebook

As we do all this, let us remember that languages are not independent of the speakers who host and speak them, our interest In the continuity of languages should not lose sight of the need for speakers to be well adapted to the changing socio-economic environments In which they also wish to succeed.

Five of the chapters of The Ecology of Language Evolution are based on previously published articles and despite reworking there's still a little untidy repetition.

Topics include rates of evolutionary change; patterns of speciation and extinction, including radiations and mass extinctions; the role of constraint and innovation in molding evolutionary patterns; adaptive landscapes and complex character evolution; development and evolution; the origin and importance of major body plans; and the role of biogeography and climate in evolution.

Five of its eight chapters are revisions of previously published articles and The ecology of language evolution book great deal of effort has gone into integrating them into a coherent The ecology of language evolution book.

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If we just reflect more on language evolution in Europe alone, from the perspective of language competition, we may not be surprised to learn that Europe must have had several small languages that succumbed to the spread of West Germanic and Latin, for example.

I conjecture that in North America Native American languages have belatedly joined the club of several European languages that have lost to English; they are dying not because their speakers have lost pride in them but because, after being integrated, or just involved, in the socio-economic mainstream more or less like other European Americans who are not of English descentthey have had to adapt to a changing socio-economic ecology in which English is required for their survival.

This volume brings together a number of ideas its author has developed over a decade. In a concluding chapter Mufwene reiterates some key points. Graphs should have their axes labeled appropriately e. Other examples come, again, from American English varieties. In especially North America and Australia, as well as New Zealand, European languages, notably English, have won pyrrhic victories over the indigenous languages.

The ecology of Gullah's survival. For phonetic symbols, use electronic phonetic fonts. Corals adapt to and modify their environment by forming calcium carbonate skeletons. This was indeed a central concern of the sociology of language then, as expressed by some essays in Fishman These five books are accessible to people who are making their first foray into the subject.

They go right against our ideology of linear time—past, present, and future. BEE Research Design and Analysis in Ecology This course covers topics relevant to carrying out ecological research, including sampling and quantitative description of ecological communities, spatial pattern and spatial heterogeneity, design and analysis of field experiments, application of demographic models, analysis of meta-population dynamics, and population estimations.

He also emphasizes the importance of language contact and its ecological context, both linguistic the features of the contact languages and socioeconomic. The lab exercises introduce a variety of spatial approaches for addressing problems in environmental protection, ecotoxicology, natural resource management, conservation biology, and wildlife management.

Language Ecology

Brand, B. The setup of economic systems around the world has made implementing literacy in all languages an onerous burden for would-be speakers of the some of those languages. For instance, although rated ethnographically at the bottom of the scale both in Africa and in the New World, transplanted African languages have not thrived in the New World, whereas only a few of The ecology of language evolution book are now being endangered in Africa.

Some dictionaries have up towords, although most native English The ecology of language evolution book have a vocabulary of up to only 60, words. Cambridge approaches to language contact. Malthus wrote: That the increase of population is necessarily limited by the means of subsistence, That population does invariably increase when the means of subsistence increase, and, That the superior power of population is repressed, and the actual population kept equal to the means of subsistence, by misery and vice.

Just two years after the publication of Silent Spring inecosystem ecology was trumpeted as THE science of the environment in a series of articles in a special edition of BioScience.11 * The Ecology of Language Evolution in Latin America: A Haitian Postscript toward a Postcolonial Sequel michel degraff While reading the preceding chapters in this volume, on Iberian Imperial-ism and Language Evolution in Latin America, I kept trading two distinct hats on my bald head: one for the theoretical linguist interested in the.

Jan 08,  · Mufwene, Salikoko S. () The Ecology of Language Evolution. Cambridge University Press, hardback ISBN 0-xviii+pp, GBPCambridge Approaches to Language Contact. Reviewed by Nicoletta Puddu, Department of Linguistics, University of Pavia This book proposes an approach to Creole linguistics and, more in general, to.

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The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied.Ecology, Genetics and Evolution of Metapopulations is acollection of specially commissioned articles pdf looks at fragmented habitats, bringing together recent theoretical advances and empirical studies applying the metapopulation approach.

Several chapters closely integrate ecology with genetics and evolutionary biology, and others illustrate.The Ecology of Language Evolution will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, creolistics, theoretical linguistics and theories of evolution.

Excerpt This chapter is written primarily to clarify concepts such as “ecology, ” “evolution, ” and “language, ” which are central to the book.Feb 23,  · The Ecology of Language Evolution by Salikoko S. Mufwene,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(6).