Pidginization and Creolization

The Case of Arabic

| University of Nijmegen
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This book is concerned with the notions of “pidginization” and “creolization” and the role of these processes of language learning in the history of the Arabic language. It is argued that when a new type of Arabic emerged after the Islamic conquests in the 7th century AD, the language went through these processes, as can be concluded from the sociolinguistic context of the period. The radical changes in the language that led to the development of the modern dialects are then seen as the result of pidginization and creolization. Data from the dialects are compared with phenomena in pidginized/creolized languages, and suggestions are given for the application of this framework to the history of other languages.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 33]  1984.  xiii, 194 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Preface
ix
I. The arabic language in the pre-Islamic period
1
II. The transition from Old Arabic to new Arabic
17
III. Pidginization and creolization
35
IV. The socio-linguistic context of the early period of Islam
59
V. Pidginization and creolization in Arabic
79
VI. Modern Arabic trade-languages, pidgins, and creoles
113
VII. Conclusions and prospects
129
List of references
151
List of abbreviations
171
Index of names
175
Index of subjects
181
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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