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- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00
Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of ?creole exceptionalism? as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00
This book combines a fieldwork-based language-specific analysis with a typological investigation. It offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the form and semantics of experiencer constructions in Yucatec, the Mayan language of the Yucatecan peninsula in Mexico. Since the linguistic expression of experience is not restricted to a specific grammatical... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00
This article responds to calls by Arends (2002) for further investigation of the historical and demographic factors in creole genesis. It examines early censuses and other archives describing French Guiana in the late seventeenth century and focuses on two principal areas in the sugar-plantation-based slave society at the time the creole arose: children... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00
This volume presents a collection of new articles by sixteen specialists in the field of pidgin and creole studies, assembled in honor of the world-renowned creolist, Albert Valdman. The articles, written from a variety of theoretical perspectives, are organized thematically in three sections: on the history of specific pidgins or creoles (including... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 240.00
This book collects a selection of fifteen papers presented at three meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 1996 and 1997. The focus is on papers which approach issues in creole studies with novel perspectives, address understudied pidgin and creole varieties, or compellingly argue for controversial positions. The papers demonstrate... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 165.00
Typologies are critical tools for linguists, but typologies, like grammars, are known to leak. This book addresses the question of typological overlap from the perspective of a single language. In Lowland Chontal of Oaxaca, a language of southern Mexico, change events are expressed with three types of predicates, and each predicate type corresponds... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 54.00
This introduction to the linguistic study of pidgin and creole languages is clearly designed as an introductory course book. It does not demand a high level of previous linguistic knowledge. Part I: General Aspects and Part II: Theories of Genesis constitute the core for presentation and discussion in the classroom, while Part III: Sketches of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00
Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00
Within the field of French creolistics it is above all Robert Chaudenson who, in various publications, has emphasized that a better knowledge of the ?marginal Frenches? in North America may help to answer certain questions concerning the European input into creolization. On the basis of data collected for a research project on the varieties of Acadian... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 198.00
A synchronic sociolinguistic study of Jamaican Creole (JC) as spoken in urban Kingston, this work uses variationist methods to closely investigate two key concepts of Atlantic Creole studies: the mesolect, and the creole continuum. One major concern is to describe how linguistic variation patterns with social influences. Is there a linguistic continuum?... more...