Creole Languages and Linguistic Typology
It is generally assumed that Creole languages form a separate category from the rest of the world’s languages. The papers in this volume, written by internationally renowned scholars in the field of Creole studies, seek to explore more deeply this commonly held assumption by comparing the linguistic properties of specific Creole languages to each other and also to non-Creole languages. Using a variety of methodological and analytical approaches, the contributions to this volume show that the linguistic classification of Creole languages continues to be a topic of intense debate that requires the re-examination of the premises of linguistic typology. What is the linguistic motivation for considering that languages are related or unrelated? How and why do common linguistic properties arise? Are Creoles indeed exceptional? This volume examines these questions and provides a strong foundation for continued research into the phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic features found in Creole languages. Most of these articles were previously published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 26:1 (2011). The article by Jeff Good was previously published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27:1 (2012).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 57] 2013. v, 279 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
IntroductionParth Bhatt and Tonjes Veenstra | pp. 1–7
Creoles are typologically distinct from non-creolesPeter Bakker, Aymeric Daval-Markussen, Mikael Parkvall and Ingo Plag | pp. 9–45
Typologizing grammatical complexities: Why creoles may be paradigmatically simple but syntagmatically averageJeff Good | pp. 47–93
Pidgin-creoles as a scattered sprachbund: Comparing Kriyol and NubiAlain Kihm | pp. 95–140
Creolization and admixture: Typology, feature pools, and second language acquisitionIngo Plag | pp. 141–162
The Gulf of Guinea Creoles: Genetic and typological relationsTjerk Hagemeijer | pp. 163–206
Typology of creole phonology: Phoneme inventories and syllable templatesThomas B. Klein | pp. 207–244
The typology of Caribbean Creole reduplicationSilvia Kouwenberg and Darlene LaCharité | pp. 245–268
Language index | pp. 269–275
Subject index | pp. 277–279
“The volume shows that creoles may be both more complex overall and less exceptional structurally than commonly thought.”
Natalie Operstein & Allyson Walker, California State University, Fullerton, in the Journal of Historical Linguistics 2:2 (2012)
Cited by 3 other publications
Haser, Verena, Anita Auer, Bert Botma, Beáta Gyuris, Kathryn Allan, Mackenzie Kerby, Lieselotte Anderwald, Alexander Kautzsch, Maja Miličević, Tihana Kraš & Marcus Callies
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General