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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 143.00
This work is based on an investigation of language acquisition process, particularly in regard to syntax, among Mauritian children learning to speak Mauritian Creole as their first language. As such, it is the first major study of the development of child grammar in a Creole context. Mauritian Creole, in common with many Creole languages, emerged under... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00
This book is a ?must read? for those who are looking for fresh perspectives on the process of creolization of language. Focusing on peoples whose agency has too often been rendered invisible in colonial and neo-colonial history and on voices which have too often been silenced in linguistic accounts of creole genesis, this volume considers socio-historical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00
Until recently, mixed languages were considered an oddity of contact linguistics, with debates about whether or not they actually existed stifling much descriptive work or discussion of their origins. These debates have shifted from questioning their existence to a focus on their formation, and their social and structural features. This book aims to... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
In recent years, there has been a new interest in evaluating ?complex? structures in languages. The implications of such studies are varied, e.g., the distinction between supposedly more complex and less complex languages, how complexity relates to human knowledge of language, and the role of the reduction or increase of complexity in language change... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 180.00
Creole languages are characteristically associated with a negative image. How has this prestige been formed? And is it as static as the diglossic situation in many anglo-creolophone societies seems to suggest? This volume examines socio-historical and epistemological factors in the prestige formation of Caribbean English-Lexicon Creoles and subjects... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 158.00
The research on the formation of (radical) creoles has seen an unprecedented intensification and diversification in the last 20 years. This book discusses, illustrates, and evaluates current research on creole formation based on an in-depth investigation of the processes and mechanisms that contributed to the emergence of the morphosyntactic system... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 225.00
This collection in honor of creolist Charlene Junko Sato (1951-1996) brings together contributions by leading specialists in pidgin-creole studies in three primary areas: Pidgin-Creole Genesis and Development; Attitudes and Education, and Creole Discourse and Literature. The varieties covered come from English, French and Spanish lexical bases and... more...
- LSU Press 2004; US$ 50.00
Throughout Louisiana?s colonial and postcolonial periods, there evolved a highly specialized vocabulary for describing the region?s buildings, people, and cultural landscapes. This creolized language?a unique combination of localisms and words borrowed from French, Spanish, English, Indian, and Caribbean sources?developed to suit the multiethnic needs... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 180.00
Although there is a substantial amount of linguistic research on standard language acquisition, little attention has been given to the mechanisms underlying second dialect acquisition. Using a combination of function-based grammar and sociolinguistic methodology to analyze topic marking strategies, the unguided acquisition of a standard by speakers... more...