The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles

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

Arthur K. Spears | The City College & The Graduate Center, The City University of New York
Donald Winford | Ohio State University
ISBN 9789027252418 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556191749 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027275851 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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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.
Publishing status: Available
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