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  • 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...

  • Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creolesby Susanne Mühleisen; Bettina Migge

    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...

  • Predication in Caribbean English Creolesby Donald Winford

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 195.00

    This is the first major study of the conservative or basilectal English creoles of the Anglophone Caribbean since Bailey's (1966) and Bickerton's (1975) descriptions of Jamaican and Guyanese Creole respectively. The book offers a comprehensive, unified treatment of the core areas of CEC predication, including the verb complex, auxiliary ordering, voice... more...

  • 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...

  • Sing Without Shameby Kenneth David Jackson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 165.00

    This study of literary themes, linguistic practice and cultural traditions analyzes the oral traditions of Indo-Portugese creole verse, as a synthesis from European, African and Asian sources. This musical, dramatic and textual syncretism defines tradition within the group and maintains the identity of the creole community. References are primarily... more...

  • The Speech of the Negros Congos in Panamaby John M. Lipski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 158.00

    The negros congos of Panama's Caribbean coast are a unique cultural manifestation of Afro-Hispanic contact. During Carnival season each year, this group reenacts dramatic events which affected black slaves in colonial Panama, performs dances and pantomimes, and enforces a set of ritual laws' and punishments'. A key component of congo games is a special... more...

  • The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creolesby Arthur K. Spears; Donald Winford

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 195.00

    Destined to become a landmark work, this book is devoted principally to a reassessment of the content, categories, boundaries, and basic assumptions of pidgin and creole studies. It includes revised and elaborated papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in addition to commissioned papers from leading scholars in the field.... more...

  • Substrata versus Universals in Creole Genesisby Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 180.00

    Two of the most prominent hypotheses about why the structures of the Creole languages of the Atlantic and the Pacific differ are the universalist and he substrate hypotheses. The universalist hypothesis claims, essentially, that the particular grammatical properties of Creole languages directly reflect universal aspects of the human language capacity,... more...

  • Substrate and Adstrateby Micah Corum

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume provides a large-scale, in-depth analysis of locative structures in Nigerian Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English and compares those structures to locatives in their lexifier, substrate, and adstrate languages. The work draws on new research methods for investigating substrate and adstrate influence in semantics and creole genesis.... 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...