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  • Gradual Creolizationby Rachel Selbach; Hugo C. Cardoso; Margot van den Berg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    Is creolization an abrupt or a gradual process? In this volume leading scholars provide both comparative and case studies that outline their working definitions and their views on the particular or average time depth, or key processes necessary for contact language formation, providing a state-of-the art assessment of the theory of gradual creolization.... more...

  • History, Society and Variationby J. Clancy Clements; Thomas A. Klingler; Deborah Piston-Hatlen; Kevin J. Rottet

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    This volume presents a collection of new articles by sixteen specialists in the field of pidgin and creole studies, assembled in honor of the world-renowned creolist, Albert Valdman. The articles, written from a variety of theoretical perspectives, are organized thematically in three sections: on the history of specific pidgins or creoles (including... more...

  • Language Change and Language Contact in Pidgins and Creolesby John McWhorter

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 240.00

    This book collects a selection of fifteen papers presented at three meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 1996 and 1997. The focus is on papers which approach issues in creole studies with novel perspectives, address understudied pidgin and creole varieties, or compellingly argue for controversial positions. The papers demonstrate... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    The study of linguistic variation in the Caribbean has been central to the emergence of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics as an academic field. It has yielded influential theory, such as the (post-)creole continuum or the 'Acts of Identity' models, that has shaped sociolinguistics far beyond creole settings. This volume collects current work in the field... 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'lin, Jicarilla Apache,... 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...

  • 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 Velzquez-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...

  • Kwyl in Postcolonial Saint Luciaby Aonghas St-Hilaire

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 165.00

    Can historically marginalized, threatened languages be saved in the contemporary global era? In relation to the wider postcolonial world, especially the Caribbean, this book focuses on efforts to preserve and promote Lesser Antillean French Creole ? Kwyl ? as the national language of Saint Lucia and on the legacy of colonialism and impact of globalization,... more...