Creoles, Contact, and Language Change

Linguistic and social implications

Geneviève Escure | University of Minnesota
Armin Schwegler | University of California, Irvine
ISBN 9789027252494 (Eur) | EUR 140.00
ISBN 9781588115515 (USA) | USD 210.00
ISBN 9789027295088 | EUR 140.00 | USD 210.00
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This volume contains a selection of fifteen papers presented at three consecutive meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles offer a balanced sampling of creolists’ current research interests. All of the contributions address questions directly relevant to pidgin/creole studies and other contact languages. The majority of papers address issues of morphology or syntax. Some of the contributions make use of phonological analysis while others study language development from the point of view of acquisition. A few papers examine discourse strategies and style, or broader issues of social and ethnic identity. While this array of topics and perspectives is reflective of the diversity of the field, there is also much common ground in that all of the papers adduce solid data corpora to support their analyses. The range of languages analyzed spans the planet, as approximately twenty contact varieties are studied in this volume.
[Creole Language Library, 27] 2004.  x, 355 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume constitutes an excellent collection of articles which explore language contact, change and creoles from a variety of perspectives and also through a broad linguistic spectrum which makes the text a great source of information.”
“This volume has been done very well overall. It clearly shows the benefits of stringent editorship and peer reviewing. The work of its authors represents a window into the state-of-the-art in Creole studies and beyond. It should not be missing in any collection with holdings on Creole or contact languages.”
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