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  • An Introduction to Pidgins and Creolesby John Holm

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00

    A clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. more...

  • Creating Context in Andean Culturesby Rosaleen Howard-Malverde

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 87.99

    A major concern in current anthropological thinking is that the method of recording or translating into writing a society's cultural expressions--dance, rituals, pottery, the social use of space, et al--cannot help but fundamentally alter the meaning of the living words and deeds of the culture in question. Consequently, recent researchers have developed... more...

  • The Mixed Language Debateby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 169.12

    Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of... more...

  • Esperanto, een taal om van te houdenby Wim Jansen

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.90

    De interlinguïstiek bestudeert door de mens gemaakte internationale verkeerstalen. Het Esperanto (1887) is hiervan de bekendste en de enige die is uitgegroeid tot een taal van een wereldwijde gemeenschap die haar eigen literatuur, radioprogramma's en internetverkeer heeft, en in deze taal congressen organiseert. De ontwikkeling van de taal wordt... more...

  • Word-Formation and Creolisationby Maria Braun

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 158.54

    This book presents a comprehensive account of the word-formation patterns of an English-based creole language, Sranan, as found in its earliest sources, and compares them with the patterns attested in the input languages. It shows that the emergence of the patterns involved a variety of sources and mechanisms and was characterised by the absence... more...

  • L' Algonquin au XVII siècleby Diane Daviault

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1994; US$ 44.25

    Une édition critique, analysée et commentée de la grammaire algonquine du père Louis Nicolas. more...

  • The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focusby Liliana Sánchez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature.... 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...