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  • Readings in Creole Studiesby Ian F. Hancock; Edgar C. Polomé; Morris Goodman; Bernd Heine

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1979; US$ 120.00

    Creole studies embrace a wide range is disciplines: history, ethnography, geography, sociology, etc. The phenomenon of creolization has come to be recognized as widespread; creolization presupposes contact, and that is a human universal. The present anthology discusses social, historical and theoretical aspects of over twenty pidgins and creoles. Part... more...

  • Pidgins and Creolesby Professor Loreto Todd; Loreto Todd

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    The focus of this study is upon those pidgins and creoles which are English based and which have arisen since the fifteenth century. The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence. The author considers... more...

  • An Introduction to Pidgins and Creolesby John Holm

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 53.00

    A clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. more...

  • The Mixed Language Debateby Yaron Matras; Peter Bakker

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 224.00

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Deconstructing Creoleby Umberto Ansaldo; Stephen Matthews; Lisa Lim

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of ‘creole exceptionalism’ as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that... more...

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This article responds to calls by Arends (2002) for further investigation of the historical and demographic factors in creole genesis. It examines early censuses and other archives describing French Guiana in the late seventeenth century and focuses on two principal areas in the sugar-plantation-based slave society at the time the creole arose: children... 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...

  • Pidgins and Creolesby Jacques Arends; Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 54.00

    This introduction to the linguistic study of pidgin and creole languages is clearly designed as an introductory course book. It does not demand a high level of previous linguistic knowledge. Part I: General Aspects and Part II: Theories of Genesis constitute the core for presentation and discussion in the classroom, while Part III: Sketches of... more...

  • Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creolesby Susanne Mühleisen; Bettina Migge

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles is the first collection to focus on socio-pragmatic issues in the Caribbean context, including the socio-cultural rules and principles underlying strategic language use. While the Caribbean has long been recognized as a rich and interesting site where cultural continuities meet with new "creolized" or innovative... more...