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  • Roots of Creole Structuresby Susanne Michaelis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Within the field of French creolistics it is above all Robert Chaudenson who, in various publications, has emphasized that a better knowledge of the ?marginal Frenches? in North America may help to answer certain questions concerning the European input into creolization. On the basis of data collected for a research project on the varieties of Acadian... 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...

  • 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 E.M. 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...

  • Variation in the Caribbeanby Lars Hinrichs; Joseph T. Farquharson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    This paper reviews Robert B. Le Page’s contributions to creole linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, combining a critical and academic viewpoint with the personal perspective of a sociolinguist whose career and work have been deeply influenced by Le Page. The conclusion reflects on how linguists and educators can ideally build... more...

  • ?And he knew our language?by Marcus Tomalin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    This ambitious and ground-breaking book examines the linguistic studies produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible... more...

  • Athabaskan Prosodyby Sharon Hargus; Keren Rice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    This collection of articles on stress and tone in various Athabaskan languages will interest theoretical linguists and historically oriented linguists alike. The volume brings to light new data on the phonetics and/or phonology of prosody (stress, tone, intonation) in various Athabaskan languages, Chiricahua Apache, Dene Soun'liné, Jicarilla Apache,... more...

  • A Grammar of Creek (Muskogee)by Jack B Martin

    University of Nebraska Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    A sourcebook of grammatical constructions in the Creek (Muskogee) language. more...

  • The Grammar of Possessionby Maura Velázquez-Castillo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 179.00

    The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní , is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions,... more...

  • Issues in the Study of Pidgin and Creole Languagesby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    The content of this book is concerned with various issues at stake in Creole studies that are also of interest for general linguistics. These include the general issue of Creole genesis and of the accelerated linguistic change that characterizes the emergence of these languages as compared to ordinary cases of linguistic change, the problem of the... more...