APLN 534

APLN534: Languages in Contact

A study of the effects of bilingualism and multilingualism on society and on the languages involved. By examining a variety of examples, students become familiar with the possible outcomes of language contact and with the factors that play a role in language-policy decisions in multilingual societies. Pidgins and creoles are also studied. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.

Prerequisites: APLN 500.