Linguistic Contact

Linguistic Contact

 

the reciprocal action and influence between languages that occurs as the result of contact between speakers of the languages. Linguistic contact usually occurs within defined geographic areas and is conditioned by ethnic, historical, and social factors. On the level of the idiolect, or the language of an individual, linguistic contact results in interference; on the level of languages in general, it results in convergence. Given intensive and prolonged linguistic contact, convergent development may lead to the formation of linguistic alliances. Linguistic contact may also result in the development of various koines and international languages.

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Novoe v lingvistike, fasc. 6. Moscow, 1972.
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The hypothesis is that Toury's laws of translational behavior (1995) have more impact on contemporary dubbed serials than on those of the past, thus determining more important effects of linguistic contact.
We can infer from the status of Muslims in society that in the linguistic contact, Chinese was a more prestigious and dominant language as its speakers belonged to the majority class of power and influence so Arabic had to transform and adapt to the new linguistic requirements of Muslims.
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Referring to the relationship between linguistic contact and power in society, Benjamin Bailey states the following:
In this section I shall briefly discuss some concepts closely related to the topic of this study taking into consideration the fact that situations of linguistic contact, characterized by social inequalities, generate ethnic and socio-linguistic conflicts, stereotypes and attitudes which, in practice, have a bearing on linguistic-educational policies related to the teaching-learning of mother tongues, as well as on second and foreign languages.
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