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Topics in Language Science Speaker Series - Mike Putnam and Richard Page (Penn State)

When Apr 07, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where 100 Thomas
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Language Contact

 If you go into any grocery store, you will see many words from different languages. Examples include spaghetti from Italian, bagel from Yiddish, yogurt from Turkish, tofu from Japanese, and many others. These are all borrowed words and are the product of language contact. Language contact occurs when speakers of two languages interact with each other over an extended period of time. When language contact occurs, the speakers may transfer linguistic features, such as words, from one language to the other. In this presentation we will explore the effects of language contact, providing examples from the history of English, the development of Pennsylvania Dutch, and other interesting changes resulting from language contact.