The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles

Including selected papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole linguistics

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| The City College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
| Ohio State University
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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. As a group, the papers undertake this reassessment through a reevaluation of pidgin/creole terminology and contact language typology (Section One); a requestioning of process and evolution in pidginization, creolization, and other language contact phenomena (Section Two); a reinterpretation of the sources and genesis of grammatical aspects of Saramaccan and Atlantic creoles in general (Section Three); a reconsideration of the status of languages defying received definitions of pidgins and creoles (Section Four); and analyses of aspects of grammar that shed light on the issue of what a possible creole grammar is (Section Five).
[Creole Language Library, 19]  1997.  viii, 461 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments
Arthur K. Spears
v
Contents
vii
Introduction: On the structure and status of pidgins and creoles
Donald Winford
1
I. Terminology and Typology
Jargons, pidgins, creoles, and koines: What are they?
Salikoko S. Mufwene
35
A typology of contact languages
Sarah G. Thomason
71
II. Process and evolution
Directionality in pidginization and creolization
Philip Baker
91
Mixing, leveling, and pidgin/creole development
Jeff Siegel
111
‘Matrix language recognition’ and ‘morphene sorting’ as possible structural strategies in pidgin/creole formation
Carol Myers-Scotton
151
The creolization of pidgin morphophonology
William J. Samarin
175
III. Sources and Genesis
Saramaccan Creole origins: Portuguese-derived lexical correspondances and the relexification hypothesis
Michael Aceto
219
Lost in transmission: A case for the independent emergence of the copula in Atlantic creoles
John H. McWhorter
241
IV. Questions of Status
Creole-like features in the verb system of an Afro-Brazilian variety of Portuguese
Alan N. Baxter
265
The verb phrase in Afrikaans: Evidence of creolization?
Christa de Kleine
289
Shaba Swahili: Partial creolization due to second language learning and substrate pressure
Vincent A. de Rooij
309
The status of Isicamtho, an Nguni-based urban variety of Soweto
G. Tucker Childs
341
V. Aspects of Structure
New light on Eskimo pidgins
Hein van der Voort
373
Reduplication in Ndyuka
Mary L. Huttar and George L. Huttar
395
Tense-aspect-mood in Principense
Philippe Maurer
415
Author Index
437
Language Index
443
Subject Index
451
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  97006149