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  • Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languagesby Nicholas Faraclas

    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...

  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    This book shifts the focus of Pidgin and Creole Studies from the better-known Atlantic/Caribbean contexts to the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and Mongolia. By looking at Asian contexts before and after Western colonial expansion, we offer readers insights into language contact in historical settings and with empirical features substantially different... more...

  • Ghanaian Pidgin English in its West African Contextby Magnus Huber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    This first published full-scale study of the Ghanaian variety of West African Pidgin English (GhaPE) makes extensive use of hitherto neglected historical material and provides a synchronic account of GhaPE’s structure and sociolinguistics. Special focus is on the differences between GhaPE and other West African Pidgins, in particular the development... more...

  • Ibero-Asian Creolesby Hugo C. Cardoso; Alan N. Baxter; Mário Pinharanda Nunes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Mindanao Chabacano owes many of its features (including over 10% of its basic and more of its non-basic lexicon) to the influence of Philippine languages, and some of its typological features, such as the basic VSO constituent order, typify Philippine languages but atypical of Ibero-Asian creoles as a whole. Its sizeable component of basic Philippine-derived... more...

  • A Grammar of Saramaccan Creoleby John McWhorter; Jeff Good

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of phonology, morphology and syntax, it has been seen as one of the most extreme instantiations of the creolization process. This is the first full-length description... more...

  • Creole Languages and Linguistic Typologyby Parth Bhatt; Tonjes Veenstra

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    Although many aspects of Creole languages remain relatively unexplored, the morphology of Creole languages has been especially neglected. This is largely because it is still widely believed that Creoles have very little in the way of morphology, even compared to an inflection-poor language such as English. Moreover, the morphology that Creoles do have... more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encountersby Isabelle Buchstaller; Anders Holmberg; Mohammad Almoaily

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Evidence from Arabic-based pidgins, such as Bongor Arabic, Juba Arabic, Pidgin Madame, and Gulf Pidgin Arabic, and from the Arabic-based creole Ki-Nubi, shows that in these varieties verbs often derive from Arabic imperatives. In some of the West European-based pidgins, verbs apparently derive from infinitives in the lexifier. The difference may be... more...

  • Voices in Exileby Jean D'Costa; Barbara Lalla

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    The songs, sermons and other materials collected in this anthology thoroughly characterize and demonstrate the distinctive language and culture that developed when African and European exiles came together on the plantations of Jamaica. Accounts of planters, slave-trading captains, and other testimonies from both the colonial and indigenous population... more...

  • If I Could Turn My Tongue Like Thatby Thomas Klingler

    LSU Press 2003; US$ 79.95

    If I Could Turn My Tongue Like That, by Thomas Klingler, is an in-depth study of the Creole language spoken in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, a community situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that dates back to the early eighteenth century. The first comprehensive grammatical description of this particular variety... more...

  • Pidgins and Creolesby Professor Loreto Todd; Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    The focus of this study is upon those pidgins and creoles which are English based and which have arisen since the fifteenth century. The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence. The author considers... more...