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ERIC Number: EJ164522
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Publication Date: 1977
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Biological Analogs for Language Contact Situations
Seliger, Herbert W.
International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 15, 2, 113-126, May 77
This article proposes that language contact can be best understood if the entire range of such situations from second language learning to evolution of dialects and creoles is studied within a framework analogical to the symbiosis of living organisms. Language contact is viewed in terms of dynamic evolutionary stages. (CHK)
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