Root/affix asymmetries in contact and transfer: case studies from the Andes

  title={Root/affix asymmetries in contact and transfer: case studies from the Andes},
  author={Pieter Muysken},
  journal={International Journal of Bilingualism},
  pages={22 - 36}
  • P. Muysken
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of Bilingualism
This article aims to explore the psycholinguistic processing issues, in terms of the type of transfer that they exemplify, needed to account for in the emergence of two mixed languages and a mixed register with a Quechua structure: Media Lengua (Ecuador) and Kallawaya (Bolivia), both relexified varieties within the Quechua language family, and bilingual mixed songs in Peru, waynos. The two issues that require most attention are (1) the mental status of roots vs affixes in the transfer process… 

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