Prosody and Language in Contact

L2 Acquisition, Attrition and Languages in Multilingual Situations

  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie
  • Mathieu Avanzi
  • Sophie Herment

Part of the Prosody, Phonology and Phonetics book series (PRPHPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie, Sophie Herment, Mathieu Avanzi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Language varieties and contact situations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Ulrike Gut, Stefanie Pillai
      Pages 51-70
    3. Rafèu Sichel-Bazin, Carolin Buthke, Trudel Meisenburg
      Pages 71-99
    4. Philippe Boula de Mareüil, Albert Rilliard, Iryna Lehka-Lemarchand, Paolo Mairano, Jean-Pierre Lai
      Pages 101-122
    5. Robert Fuchs
      Pages 123-148
  4. Attrition, L2 Acquisition, Bilingual Development, and Language in Contact

About this book


This volume provides new insights into various issues on  prosody in contact situations, contact referring here to  the L2 acquisition process as well as to situations where two language systems may co-exist. A wide array of phenomena are dealt with (prosodic description of linguistic systems in contact situations, analysis of prosodic changes, language development processes, etc.), and the results obtained may give an indication of what is more or less stable in phonological and prosodic systems. In addition, the selected papers clearly show how languages may have influenced or may have been influenced by other language varieties (in multilingual situations where different languages are in constant contact with one another, but also in the process of L2 acquisition). Unlike previous volumes on related topics, which focus in general either on L2 acquisition or on the description and analyses of different varieties of a given language, this volume considers both topics in parallel, allowing comparison and discussion of the results, which may shed new light on more far-reaching theoretical questions such as the role of markedness in prosody and the causes of prosodic changes.


Interlanguage phonology L2 acquisition Languages in contact Prosodic transfer Prosody

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth Delais-Roussarie
    • 1
  • Mathieu Avanzi
    • 2
  • Sophie Herment
    • 3
  1. 1.CNRS & University Paris-DiderotFrance
  2. 2.University of NeuchatelNeuchatelSwitzerland
  3. 3.Aix-Marseille UniversityAix-en-ProvenceFrance

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