De historische dimensie van taalbondverschijnselen

Title: De historische dimensie van taalbondverschijnselen
Variant title:
  • The historical dimension of Sprachbund phenomena
Source document: Brünner Beiträge zur Germanistik und Nordistik. 2017, vol. 31, iss. 1, pp. 103-113
Extent
103-113
  • ISSN
    1803-7380 (print)
    2336-4408 (online)
Type: Article
Language
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Abstract(s)
Sprachbund phenomena can be identified as such if the following three conditions are met. First, the languages in question are in direct contact with each other. Second, the languages are typologically distinct from the neighbouring languages. Third, it is clear that these distinct typological features are innovations resulting from contact with the other languages at hand. Finding an answer to the last question requires insights from historical linguistics. However, using the example of Standard Average European, I argue that the historical dimension is too often neglected and non-linguistic factors are favoured instead.