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  • The Syntax of Serial Verbsby Mark Sebba

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 158.00

    This monograph is about the chains of verbs commonly found in Creole Languages, West African languages, in particular the Kwa sub-group of Niger-Congo, Chinese and certain other languages and have acquired the name of 'serial verbs' in the literature. As a case study, the serial constructions of Sranan, a creole language of Surinam with an English... more...

  • Urban Bahamian Creoleby Stephanie Hackert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 158.00

    This volume, a detailed empirical study of the creole English spoken in the Bahamian capital, Nassau, contributes to our understanding of both urban creoles and tense-aspect marking in creoles. The first part traces the development of a creole in the Bahamas via socio-demographic data and outlines its current status and functions vis-ŕ-vis the standard... more...

  • Proto Utian Grammar and Dictionaryby Catherine Callaghan

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 224.00

    This book is the result of over 50 years of research, and it represents an intellectual journey. It is maximally accessible by tabulating the data and inserting frequent cross-references. Dictionary entries are in the alphabetical order of the deepest reconstruction in the set, and there is an English-Utian section at the end of the volume.... more...

  • Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languagesby Nicholas Faraclas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    The tendencies toward decontextualization, mono-causal scenarios, and the erasure of the agency of marginalized peoples that have been identified and criticized in the preceding chapters are more often than not due more to the outmoded paradigm of science within which most linguists and other social scientists still do their work, rather than being... more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    Bazaar Malay is a Malay-lexified pidgin with a Chinese substratum spoken in the marketplace of Singapore (and elsewhere in Southeast Asia). Although it is no longer a lingua franca in Singapore today, it is nevertheless still spoken by older Singaporeans. Like Chinese and Malay, Bazaar Malay is a topic-prominent language. We document three types of... more...

  • American Indian Languages 2by Victor Golla

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 307.00

    The works of Edward Sapir (1884 - 1939) continue to provide inspiration to all interested in the study of human language. Since most of his published works are relatively inaccessible, and valuable unpublished material has been found, the preparation of a complete edition of all his published and unpublished works was long overdue. ... more...

  • Ghanaian Pidgin English in its West African Contextby Magnus Huber

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 180.00

    This first published full-scale study of the Ghanaian variety of West African Pidgin English (GhaPE) makes extensive use of hitherto neglected historical material and provides a synchronic account of GhaPE’s structure and sociolinguistics. Special focus is on the differences between GhaPE and other West African Pidgins, in particular the development... more...

  • Ibero-Asian Creolesby Hugo C. Cardoso; Alan N. Baxter; Mário Pinharanda Nunes

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Mindanao Chabacano owes many of its features (including over 10% of its basic and more of its non-basic lexicon) to the influence of Philippine languages, and some of its typological features, such as the basic VSO constituent order, typify Philippine languages but atypical of Ibero-Asian creoles as a whole. Its sizeable component of basic Philippine-derived... more...

  • From Space to Timeby Eugene H. Casad; Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00

    Eugene Casad?s posthumous monograph is an in-depth study of the TIME IS SPACE metaphor in Cora ? an Uto-Aztecan language spoken in the state of Nayarit, Mexico ? within the framework of Ronald Langacker?s Cognitive Grammar. The author provides an introduction to Cora speakers and their history, and traces the evolution of Cora locative expressions,... more...

  • If I Could Turn My Tongue Like Thatby Thomas Klingler

    LSU Press 2003; US$ 79.95

    If I Could Turn My Tongue Like That, by Thomas Klingler, is an in-depth study of the Creole language spoken in Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana, a community situated on the west bank of the Mississippi River above Baton Rouge that dates back to the early eighteenth century. The first comprehensive grammatical description of this particular variety... more...