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.
Since Arabic is the donor whereas Chinese is the recipient, and the recipient language tends to be of more prestige and value in such kind of linguistic contact and integration (Myers-Scotton 2002), there is no significant change in Chinese syntax.
Something has been happening in the linguistic contact zone all along.
I suggest that students and professors pay close attention to happenings in this linguistic contact zone, and explore possibilities for the two languages to catalyze each other's minorization or "becoming.
Cities in Translation neatly inverts Sherry Simon's previous book, Translating Montreal, in which Calcutta, Barcelona, Trieste, and Prague complemented an analysis of the linguistic contact
zones of her hometown.
Referring to the relationship between linguistic contact
and power in society, Benjamin Bailey states the following:
Continuing her study of lexical effects of the linguistic contact
between England and Scandinavia, Pons-Sanz (English studies, U.
Discarding suggestions that these innovations may reflect the contributions of linguistic contact
5) the contact theory: the change was either a Germanic development caused by a linguistic contact
with speakers of a non-Germanic language (Celtic, Finno-Ugric) or a direct borrowing from one of these languages.
One essay appears in German, one in French, and the remainder in English, with topics ranging from the dissemination of early (insular) manuscripts on the European continent and Celtic-English linguistic contact
to selected features of English dialectal variation.
Thus, the interaction of languages, linguistic contacts
presents a complex process, covering not only speech activity in acquisition of second language, but also the personality of the child in whole.
AaAaAaAaAaAaAa AaBartholomew said the patriarchate had over 1,000 years of experience in religious, cultural, ethnic and linguistic contacts
between Islam and Christianity.