Linguistic Areas

Convergence in Historical and Typological Perspective

  • Yaron Matras
  • April McMahon
  • Nigel Vincent

About this book


The contributors to this collection address issues of definition and theory of linguistic areas, analyze the process of convergence, and introduce methods to assess the impact of language contact across geographical zones. New case studies are accompanied by discussions that revisit some of the more well-established linguistic areas.


Australia Case Studies classification emotion Indonesia language language contact linguistics typology

Editors and affiliations

  • Yaron Matras
    • 1
  • April McMahon
    • 2
  • Nigel Vincent
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK
  2. 2.University of EdinburghUK
  3. 3.University of ManchesterUK

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