The Early Stages of Creolization

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This volume brings together a number of studies on the early stages of creolization which are entirely based on historical data. The recent (re)discovery of early documents written in creole languages such as Negerhollands, Bajan, and Sranan, allows for a detailed and empirically founded reconstruction of creolization as an historical-linguistic process. In addition, demographic and socio-historical evidence on some of the relevant former colonies, such as Surinam, Haiti, and Martinique, sheds new light on some crucial sociolinguistic aspects of creolization, such as the rate of nativization of the creole-speaking population. Both types of evidence relate to essential questions in the theory of creolization, such as: Is creolization a matter of first or second language acquisition? What are the respective roles of substrate, superstrate, and universal grammar in creole genesis? And, what, if any, are the differences between creole development and normal language change? The subjects discussed in this volume include: a comparative study of the historical development of seven pidgins and creoles (Baker); reflexives in 18th-century Negerhollands (Van der Voort & Muysken); the emergence of taki as a complementizer in Sranan (Plag); the historical development of relativization in Sranan (Bruyn); the cultural and demographic background of creolization in Haiti and Martinique (Singler); the creole nature of early Bajan (Field); a linguistic analysis of the so-called 'slave letters' in Negerhollands (Stein); and demographic factors in the formation of Sranan (Arends).
[Creole Language Library, 13]  1996.  xvi, 297 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Jacques Arends
Some Development Interferences from the Historical Studies of Pidgins and Creoles
Philip Baker
Eighteenth-Century Negerhollands reflexives Revisited
Hein van der Voort and Pieter Muysken
Early Creole Writing and its Effects on the Discovery of Creole Language Structure: The Case of Eighteenth-Century Negerhollands
Peter Stein
The Negerhollands Word sender in Eighteenth-Century Manuscripts
Frans L. Hinskens and Cefas G. Th. van Rossem
Early Bajan: Creole or Non-creole?
Linda Fields
The Emergence of taki as a Complementizer in Sranan: On Substrate Influence, Universals, and Gradual Creolization
Ingo Plag
Relative Clauses in Early Sranan
Adrienne Bruyn
The Demographics of Creole Genesis in the Caribbean: A Comparison of Martinique and Haiti
John Victor Singler
Demographic Factors in the Formation of Sranan
Jacques Arends
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