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  • Substrata versus Universals in Creole Genesisby Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 180.00

    Two of the most prominent hypotheses about why the structures of the Creole languages of the Atlantic and the Pacific differ are the universalist and he substrate hypotheses. The universalist hypothesis claims, essentially, that the particular grammatical properties of Creole languages directly reflect universal aspects of the human language capacity,... more...

  • 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-Ó-vis the standard... more...

  • Proto Utian Grammar and Dictionaryby Catherine Callaghan

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    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. Yokuts... more...

  • Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languagesby Nicholas Faraclas

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    This book is a ?must read? for those who are looking for fresh perspectives on the process of creolization of language. Focusing on peoples whose agency has too often been rendered invisible in colonial and neo-colonial history and on voices which have too often been silenced in linguistic accounts of creole genesis, this volume considers socio-historical... more...

  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    This book shifts the focus of Pidgin and Creole Studies from the better-known Atlantic/Caribbean contexts to the Indian Ocean, the South China Sea and Mongolia. By looking at Asian contexts before and after Western colonial expansion, we offer readers insights into language contact in historical settings and with empirical features substantially different... more...

  • In Honor of Mary Haasby William Shipley

    De Gruyter 1988; US$ 321.00

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  • American Indian Languages 2by Victor Golla

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 293.00

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  • Native South American Discourseby Greg Urban; Joel Sherzer

    De Gruyter 1986; US$ 210.00

    Introduction / Joel Sherzer and Greg Urban -- Semiotic functions of macro-parallelism in the Shokleng origin myth / Greg Urban -- Oratory is spoken, myth is told, and song is sung, but they are all music to my ears / Anthony Seeger -- Three modes of Shavante vocal expressions : wailing, collective singing, and political oratory / Laura Graham --... more...

  • A Grammar of MosetÚnby Jeanette Sakel

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 307.00

    MosetÚn belongs to the small, unclassified language family Mosetenan and is spoken by roughly 800 people in the foothills of the Bolivian Andes and the adjoining lowland region. This grammar is the first accessible and comprehensive description of a Mosetenan language. It is based on the author's extensive fieldwork in Bolivia. The grammar covers the... more...