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  • The Defective Copy Theory of Movementby NÚlia Alexandre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Within the framework of Chomsky?s Principles and Parameters Theory and the Minimalist Program, this work presents a detailed discussion of the different types of wh-question formation and relativization strategies in Cape Verdean Creole (Santiago variety), especially focusing on wh-movement of PPs. The book explores the Copy Theory of Movement, discussing... more...

  • Defining Creoleby John McWhorter

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 77.99

    Gathers articles on creole languages and their origins, by John H McWhorter, a unique and often controversial scholar in the field. This book is of interest to scholars and students of creole and pidgin studies, and lingustics more broadly. more...

  • Generative studies on Creole languagesby Pieter Muysken

    De Gruyter 1981; US$ 140.00

    Generative Studies on Creole Languages (Studies in Generative Grammar [Sgg]). more...

  • A Grammar of Saramaccan Creoleby John McWhorter; Jeff Good

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 238.00

    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... more...

  • The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studiesby Silvia Kouwenberg; John Victor Singler

    Wiley 2009; US$ 61.95

    Featuring an international contributor list, this long-awaited and broad-ranging collection examines the key issues, topics and research in pidgin and creole studies. A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies Brings together newly-commissioned... more...

  • Language in Exileby Barbara Lalla; Jean D'Costa

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    "An important addition to studies of the genesis and life of Jamaican Creole as well as other New World creoles such as Gulla. Highlighting the nature of the nonstandard varieties of British English dialects to which the African slaves were exposed, this work presents a refreshingly cogent view of Jamaican Creole features." --SECOL Review "The... more...

  • A Language of Our Ownby Peter Bakker

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 129.99

    The Michif language - spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada - uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and has two sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present an analysis of how it came into being. more...

  • The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languagesby Enoch O. Aboh; Norval Smith; Anne Zribi-Hertz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    This is a new contribution to a theory of reiteration in natural languages, with a special focus on creoles. Reiteration is meant to denote any situation where the same form occurs (at least) twice within the boundaries of some linguistic domain. By including two case studies bearing on Hebrew and Breton alongside five chapters on creole languages... more...

  • Ndyukaby George L. Huttar; Mary L. Huttar

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.00

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Nigerian Pidginby Nick Faraclas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This is the first comprehensive grammar of Nigerian Pidgin. This book provides basic descriptive and analytical treatment of the syntax, morphology and phonology of a language which may soon become the most widely spoken in all of Africa. more...