Creolization and Contact
This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization. These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.
[Creole Language Library, 23] 2001. vi, 323 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
IntroductionNorval Smith and Tonjes Veenstra | p. 1
1. Relexification in creole genesis and its effects on the development of the creoleClaire Lefebvre | p. 9
2. Voodoo Chile: Differential substrate effects in Saramaccan and HaitianNorval Smith | p. 43
3. Language intertwining: Its depiction in recent literature and its implications for theories of creolisationAnthony P. Grant | p. 81
4. Paralexification in language intertwiningMaarten Mous | p. 113
5. Pidginization, creolization and creoloids in Stockholm, SwedenUlla-Britt Kotsinas | p. 125
6. The origin of creole languages: The perspective of second language learningPieter Muysken | p. 157
7. Koine formation and creole genesisJeff Siegel | p. 175
8. Koineization and creole genesis: Remarks on Jeff Siegel’s contributionFrans L. Hinskens | p. 199
9. Convergence and explanations in creole genesisSilvia Kouwenberg | p. 219
10. Contact-induced language change and Pidgin/Creole genesisSarah G. Thomason | p. 249
11. Yiddish as a contact languageEllen F. Prince | p. 263
12. Social stratification and network relations in the formation of SrananJacques Arends | p. 291
Index of languages | p. 309
Index of authors | p. 313
Index of subjects | p. 317
“This excellent and impressive volume approaches the problems it addresses at a variety of levels and surely will motivate provocative discussion and research.”
Don E. Walicek, University of Puerto Rico, in Language Vol.80(1), 2004
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General