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  • The Speech of the Negros Congos in Panamaby John M. Lipski

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 158.00

    The negros congos of Panama's Caribbean coast are a unique cultural manifestation of Afro-Hispanic contact. During Carnival season each year, this group reenacts dramatic events which affected black slaves in colonial Panama, performs dances and pantomimes, and enforces a set of ritual laws' and punishments'. A key component of congo games is a special... more...

  • Stories of Survival & Revengeby Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley; Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley; Jeremy Mohler

    Inhabit Media 2015; US$ 7.99

    A unique combination of adventure and mythology, allowing the harshness of the folktales to remain intact and the adventurous spirit of the tales to shine through Stories of Survival and Revenge presents three action-packed Inuit folktales: the stories of Nuliajuk, the vengeful sea spirit; Kaugjagjuk, the mistreated orphan who seeks revenge;... more...

  • The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creolesby Arthur K. Spears; Donald Winford

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 195.00

    Destined to become a landmark work, this book is devoted principally to a reassessment of the content, categories, boundaries, and basic assumptions of pidgin and creole studies. It includes revised and elaborated papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in addition to commissioned papers from leading scholars in the field.... more...

  • 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...

  • Substrate and Adstrateby Micah Corum

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume provides a large-scale, in-depth analysis of locative structures in Nigerian Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English and compares those structures to locatives in their lexifier, substrate, and adstrate languages. The work draws on new research methods for investigating substrate and adstrate influence in semantics and creole genesis.... 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...

  • The Syntax and Semantics of a Determiner Systemby Diana Guillemin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    Within the framework of Chomsky?s Minimalism and Formal Semantics, this work documents the development of the Mauritian Creole (MC) determiner system from the mid 18th century to the present. Guillemin proposes that the loss of the French quantificational determiners, which agglutinated to nouns, resulted in the occurrence of bare nouns in argument... 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...

  • A Syntax of the Nivkh Languageby Vladimir P. Nedjalkov; Galina A. Otaina; Emma ?. Geniu?iene; Ekaterina Gruzdeva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    This volume, originally published in Russian in 2012, is one of the few larger works on Nivkh (Gilyak), an underinvestigated endangered Paleosiberian language-isolate, that have appeared lately. It is a descriptive grammar based on extensive language data and supplemented with the authors? experiments and subtle analysis, aimed at elucidating some... 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--vis the standard... more...