This article discusses Turkish-German bilingual
children's intonation patterns as they relate to processes
of contact-induced language change. Bilingual speakers
use two distinct rises in both Turkish and German. One
rise (L*HH%) resembles a characteristic German rise, while
the other (L%H%) resembles a characteristic Turkish rise.
The rises pattern pragmatically in ways that are non-normative
for both Turkish and German. Although this pattern is not
clearly attributable to language interference (either borrowing
or shift-induced language change), it is certainly the result
of language contact. Fusion is proposed to account for the
two-way influence between the two languages.