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Language Mixture—Language Areas

Lecture no. 22 from the course: The Story of Human Language

 Language Mixture—Language Areas

Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

When unrelated or distantly related languages are spoken in the same area for long periods, they tend to become more grammatically similar because of widespread bilingualism.

36 Lectures

1
Image of  What Is Language?
What Is Language?
0 of 28 min
2
Image of  When Language Began
When Language Began
0 of 30 min
3
Image of  How Language Changes—Sound Change
How Language Changes—Sound Change
0 of 30 min
4
Image of  How Language Changes—Building New Material
How Language Changes—Building New Material
0 of 30 min
5
Image of  How Language Changes—Meaning and Order
How Language Changes—Meaning and Order
0 of 31 min
6
Image of  How Language Changes—Many Directions
How Language Changes—Many Directions
0 of 29 min
7
Image of  How Language Changes—Modern English
How Language Changes—Modern English
0 of 30 min
8
Image of  Language Families—Indo-European
Language Families—Indo-European
0 of 30 min
9
Image of  Language Families—Tracing Indo-European
Language Families—Tracing Indo-European
0 of 30 min
10
Image of  Language Families—Diversity of Structures
Language Families—Diversity of Structures
0 of 29 min
11
Image of  Language Families—Clues to the Past
Language Families—Clues to the Past
0 of 30 min
12
Image of  The Case Against the World’s First Language
The Case Against the World’s First Language
0 of 30 min
13
Image of  The Case For the World’s First Language
The Case For the World’s First Language
0 of 29 min
14
Image of  Dialects—Subspecies of Species
Dialects—Subspecies of Species
0 of 30 min
15
Image of  Dialects—Where Do You Draw the Line?
Dialects—Where Do You Draw the Line?
0 of 30 min
16
Image of  Dialects—Two Tongues in One Mouth
Dialects—Two Tongues in One Mouth
0 of 30 min
17
Image of  Dialects—The Standard as Token of the Past
Dialects—The Standard as Token of the Past
0 of 30 min
18
Image of  Dialects—Spoken Style, Written Style
Dialects—Spoken Style, Written Style
0 of 30 min
19
Image of  Dialects—The Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar
Dialects—The Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar
0 of 29 min
20
Image of  Language Mixture—Words
Language Mixture—Words
0 of 29 min
21
Image of  Language Mixture—Grammar
Language Mixture—Grammar
0 of 29 min
22
Image of  Language Mixture—Language Areas
Language Mixture—Language Areas
0 of 29 min
23
Image of  Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty
Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty
0 of 30 min
24
Image of  Language Interrupted
Language Interrupted
0 of 29 min
25
Image of  A New Perspective on the Story of English
A New Perspective on the Story of English
0 of 30 min
26
Image of  Does Culture Drive Language Change?
Does Culture Drive Language Change?
0 of 30 min
27
Image of  Language Starts Over—Pidgins
Language Starts Over—Pidgins
0 of 29 min
28
Image of  Language Starts Over—Creoles I
Language Starts Over—Creoles I
0 of 30 min
29
Image of  Language Starts Over—Creoles II
Language Starts Over—Creoles II
0 of 30 min
30
Image of  Language Starts Over—Signs of the New
Language Starts Over—Signs of the New
0 of 30 min
31
Image of  Language Starts Over—The Creole Continuum
Language Starts Over—The Creole Continuum
0 of 30 min
32
Image of  What Is Black English?
What Is Black English?
0 of 30 min
33
Image of  Language Death—The Problem
Language Death—The Problem
0 of 30 min
34
Image of  Language Death—Prognosis
Language Death—Prognosis
0 of 30 min
35
Image of  Artificial Languages
Artificial Languages
0 of 29 min
36
Image of  Finale—Master Class
Finale—Master Class
0 of 30 min

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