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4 Contact de langues et connectivité écolinguistique

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In this chapter, languages are considered as a set of links that connects heterogeneous elements with which the speech and grammar are made while remaining inseparably connected to this together. At first, in order to be able to compare a series of empirical data, it states the question about research existing on Spanish in contact with the Amerindian languages, especially with those spoken in the Andean regions. In a second phase, the chapter undertakes a reconstruction process of the concept of contact. Then, it proposes a theoretical framework capable of articulating the data, conceptual options and a tradition of little known linguistic reflection and operated today linked to the creative dynamism of language in the tradition of Humboldt, Schuchardt and Coseriu. Finally, the chapter proposes an analytical framework that clarifies some relevance levels of language activity and 'rediscovers' the facts of language contact and the language.

Keywords: language contact; heterogeneous elements; Amerindian languages; Humboldt; Schuchardt; Coseriu



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