Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages

| University of Giessen
ISBN 9789027252548 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027292018 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
This collection of selected conference papers from three SPCL meetings brings together a cross-fertilization of approaches to the study of contact languages. The articles are grouped into three coherent sections dealing with, respectively, phonetics and phonology, including Optimality Theory; synchronic analyses of both morphology and syntax; and diachronic tracings of language change, with special focus on sound patterns as well as semantics. An added value of the volume is that most of the articles are in various ways significant for more than one linguistic subgrouping, and there is a significant overlap of interests; the sections also cover sociolinguistic subjects, give both theoretical and functional linguistic analyses of language data, and discuss issues of grammaticalization. Thus, in discussing a number of issues relevant far beyond the study of pidgin and creole languages, as well as providing a wealth of linguistic data, this volume also contributes to the broader field of linguistics in general.
[Creole Language Library, 32]  2007.  xii, 370 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Part I
1. Maintenance or assimilation? Phonological variation and change in the realization of /t / by British Barbadians
Michelle C. Braña-Straw
2. Universal and substrate influence on the phonotactics and syllable structure of Krio
Malcolm Awadajin Finney
3. Tone on quantifiers in Saramaccan as a transferred feature from Kikongo
Marvin Kramer
4. Morphophonological properties of pitch accents in Jamaican Creole reduplication
Shelome Gooden
5. Effort reduction and the grammar: Liquid phonology in Haitian and St. Lucian
Eric Louis Russell
Part II
6. Reflexivity in Capeverdean: Predicate properties and sentence structure
Alexandra Fiéis and Fernanda Pratas
7. An additional pronoun and hierarchies in creolized Chinúk Wawa
David D. Robertson
8. Three irregular verbs in Gullah
David B. Frank
9. Afro-Bolivian Spanish: The survival of a true creole prototype
John M. Lipski
10. Copula patterns in Hawai‛i Creole: Creole origin and decreolization
Aya Inoue
Part III
11. On the properties of Papiamentu pa: Synchronic and diachronic perspectives
Claire Lefebvre and Isabelle Therrien
12. No exception to the rule: The tense-aspect-modality system of Papiamentu reconsidered
Nicholas Faraclas, Yolanda Rivera-Castillo and Don E. Walicek
13. A look at so in Mauritian Creole: From possessive pronoun to emphatic determiner
Diana Guillemin
14. Chinese Spanish in 19th century Cuba: Documenting sociohistorical context
Don E. Walicek
15. Comparative perspectives on the origins, development and structure of Amazonian (Karipúna) French Creole
Jo-Anne S. Ferreira and Mervyn C. Alleyne
“This volume is certainly a valuable resource for Creole studies, in that it involves many different Creole languages and also many different approaches [...] this stimulating, healthy diversity is undoubtedly one of the most positive features of Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages.”
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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