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  • Roots of Creole Structuresby Susanne Michaelis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This book reflects an ongoing shift in the study of contact languages: After a period of history-free universalism, it directs the attention to the individual historical circumstances under which the pidgin and creole languages arose. The contributions deal with different areas of language structure including phonology, morphology, and syntax, providing... more...

  • Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languagesby Magnus Huber; Viveka Velupillai

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    This collection of selected conference papers from three SPCL meetings brings together a cross-fertilization of approaches to the study of contact languages. The articles are grouped into three coherent sections dealing with, respectively, phonetics and phonology, including Optimality Theory; synchronic analyses of both morphology and syntax; and diachronic... more...

  • Urban Jamaican Creoleby Peter L. Patrick

    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...

  • Creole Discourseby Susanne Mühleisen

    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...

  • Creole Formation as Language Contactby Bettina Migge

    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...

  • Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourseby John R. Rickford; Suzanne Romaine

    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...

  • Creoles, Contact, and Language Changeby Geneviève Escure; Armin Schwegler

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 210.00

    This volume contains a selection of fifteen papers presented at three consecutive meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles offer a balanced sampling of creolists? current research interests. All of the contributions... more...

  • Creolization and Contactby Norval Smith; Tonjes Veenstra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 180.00

    This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at “The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization.” These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole... more...

  • Deconstructing Creoleby Umberto Ansaldo; Stephen Matthews; Lisa Lim

    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...

  • Variation in the Caribbeanby Lars Hinrichs; Joseph T. Farquharson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    The study of linguistic variation in the Caribbean has been central to the emergence of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics as an academic field. It has yielded influential theory, such as the (post-)creole continuum or the 'Acts of Identity' models, that has shaped sociolinguistics far beyond creole settings. This volume collects current work in the field... more...