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  • 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...

  • Aspects of Argument Structure Acquisition in Inuktitutby Shanley Allen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 158.00

    This book discusses the first language acquisition of three morphosyntactic mechanisms of transitivity alternation in arctic Quebec Inuktitut. Data derive from naturalistic longitudinal spontaneous speech samples collected over a nine-month period from four Inuit children. Both basic and advanced forms of passive structures are shown to be used productively... 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...

  • Creoles, Contact, and Language Changeby Genevičve 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...

  • Experiential Constructions in Yucatec Mayaby Elisabeth Verhoeven

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 180.00

    This book combines a fieldwork-based language-specific analysis with a typological investigation. It offers a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the form and semantics of experiencer constructions in Yucatec, the Mayan language of the Yucatecan peninsula in Mexico. Since the linguistic expression of experience is not restricted to a specific grammatical... more...