A review of “Dynamics of contact-induced language change” by Claudine Chamoreau and Isabelle Léglise (eds.)
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The present volume consists of twelve chapters, along with an introduction by the editors, and its general focus is the relationship between language contact and language change in morphological and syntactic constructions. Its orientation is broadly functional-typological rather than formal, though, on the whole, specific theoretical stances are backgrounded in favor of an emphasis on presentation of the descriptive facts. While the chapters are not of even quality, the collection would seem to a represent a good snapshot of the current state of functionally-oriented work in this area.