[2010, varios autores] In spite of the well-established idea that language contact is fundamental for explaining language change, this aspect has been remarkably absent in most studies of color term evo- lution. This paper discusses the changes in the color system of Yurakaré (unclassified, Bolivia) that have occurred during the last 200 years, as a result of intensive contact with Spanish language and culture. Developing the new theoretical concept of ‘updating’, we will show that different contexts have resulted in qualitatively different changes to the color system of the language.
Autores: Rik van Gijn,Vincent Hirtzel, Sonja Gipper
Palabras clave: PÉRDIDA IDIOMA, YURACARÉ, INGLÉS