Degrees of Restructuring in Creole Languages

| University of Regensburg
| University of Regensburg
ISBN 9789027252449 (Eur) | EUR 133.00
ISBN 9781588110398 (USA) | USD 200.00
ISBN 9789027275455 | EUR 133.00 | USD 200.00
Basic notions in the field of creole studies, including the category of “creole languages” itself, have been questioned in recent years: Can creoles be defined on structural or on purely sociohistorical grounds? Can creolization be understood as a graded process, possibly resulting in different degrees of “radicalness” and intermediate language types (“semi-creoles”)? If so, by which linguistic structures are these characterized, and by which extralinguistic conditions have they been brought about? Which are the linguistic mechanisms underlying processes of restructuring, and how did grammaticalization and reanalysis shape the reorganization of linguistic, specifically morphosyntactic structures commonly called “creolization”? What is the role of language contact, language mixing, substrates and superstrates, or demographic factors in these processes? This volume provides select and revised papers from a 1998 colloquium at the University of Regensburg in which these questions were addressed. 19 contributions by renowned scholars discuss structural, sociohistorical and theoretical aspects, building upon case studies of both Romance-based and English-oriented creoles. This book marks a major step forward in our understanding of the nature of creolization.
[Creole Language Library, 22]  2000.  iv, 492 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: “Degrees of restructuring” in creole languages?
Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh and Edgar W. Schneider
State of the art
Semi-creolization: Problems in the development of theory
John Holm †
Theories of creolization and the degree and nature of restructuring
Philip Baker
Creolization is a social, not a structural, process
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Defining “creole” as a synchronic term
John H. McWhorter
Opposite processes in “creolization”
Mervyn C. Alleyne
Two types of restructuring in French creoles: A cognitive approach to the genesis of tens markers
Ulrich Detges
The fate of subject pronouns: Evidence from creole and non-creole languages
Susanne Maria Michaelis
Reassessing the role of demographics in language restructuring
Mikael Parkvall
Case studies: English-based
“Intermediate” creoles and degrees of change in creole formation: The case of Bajan
Donald Winford
Differential creolization: Some evidence from Earlier African American Vernacular English in South Carolina
Alexander Kautzsch and Edgar W. Schneider
Restructuring in vitro? Evidence from Early Krio
Magnus Huber
Phonological restructuring in creole: The development of paragoge in Sranan
Ingo Plag and Christian Uffmann
The development of the life form lexicon in Tok Pisin
Peter Mühlhäusler
Case studies: Romance-based
Créolisation du français et francisation du créole: Le cas de Saint-Barthélemy et de la Réunion
Robert Chaudenson
Restructuration dans un créole “conservateur” Le cas du créole louisianais
Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh
The myth of decreolization: The anomalous case of Palenquero
Armin Schwegler
Bozal Spanish: Restructuring or creolization?
John M. Lipski
Centre africain et périphérie portugaise dans le créole santiagais du Cap Vert?
Jürgen Lang
Subject Index
Language Index
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