Creolization and Contact

| University of Amsterdam
| Free University Berlin
ISBN 9789027252456 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588111111 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027297716 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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
Table of Contents
Norval Smith and Tonjes Veenstra
1. Relexification in creole genesis and its effects on the development of the creole
Claire Lefebvre
2. Voodoo Chile: Differential substrate effects in Saramaccan and Haitian
Norval Smith
3. Language intertwining: Its depiction in recent literature and its implications for theories of creolisation
Anthony P. Grant
4. Paralexification in language intertwining
Maarten Mous
5. Pidginization, creolization and creoloids in Stockholm, Sweden
Ulla-Britt Kotsinas
6. The origin of creole languages: The perspective of second language learning
Pieter Muysken
7. Koine formation and creole genesis
Jeff Siegel
8. Koineization and creole genesis: Remarks on Jeff Siegel’s contribution
Frans L. Hinskens
9. Convergence and explanations in creole genesis
Silvia Kouwenberg
10. Contact-induced language change and Pidgin/Creole genesis
Sarah G. Thomason
11. Yiddish as a contact language
Ellen F. Prince
12. Social stratification and network relations in the formation of Sranan
Jacques Arends
Index of languages
Index of authors
Index of subjects
“This excellent and impressive volume approaches the problems it addresses at a variety of levels and surely will motivate provocative discussion and research.”
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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