Roots of Creole Structures

Weighing the contribution of substrates and superstrates

| Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/Justus-Liebig University, Giessen
ISBN 9789027252555 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289964 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
This book reflects an ongoing shift in the study of contact languages: After a period of history-free universalism, it directs the attention to the individual historical circumstances under which the pidgin and creole languages arose. The contributions deal with different areas of language structure including phonology, morphology, and syntax, providing a wealth of structural and sociohistorical data that any comprehensive theory of contact languages will have to account for. Each of the papers provides a thorough description of a structural phenomenon against the background of the sociohistorical contact situation. The languages covered in the book are: Guiné-Bissau Creole, Haitian Creole, Hawai‘i Creole, Indo-Portuguese creoles, Jamaican Creole, Lingua Franca, North American French, Mauritian Creole, Santomense, Saramaccan, Seychelles Creole, Sranan, Surinamese Maroon creoles, Vincentian Creole, and Zamboangueño Chavacano.
[Creole Language Library, 33]  2008.  xvii, 425 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
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1. The problem of multiple substrates: The case of Jamaican Creole
Silvia Kouwenberg
2. The superstrate is not always the lexifier: Lingua Franca in the Barbary Coast 1530-1830
Rachel Selbach
3. In praise of the cafeteria principle: Language mixing in Hawai'i Creole
Jeff Siegel
4. Tense marking and inflectional morphology in Indo-Portuguese creoles
Ana R. Luís
5. Vowel epenthesis and creole syllable structure
Christian Uffmann
6. The origin of the Portuguese words in Saramaccan: Implications for sociohistory
Norval Smith
7. Encoding path in Mauritian Creole and Bhojpuri: Problems of language contact
Sibylle Kriegel, Ralph Ludwig and Fabiola Henri
8. On the principled nature of the respective contributions of substrate and superstrate languages to a creole's lexicon
Claire Lefebvre
9. Valency patterns in Seychelles Creole: Where do they come from?
Susanne Maria Michaelis
10. A first step towards the analysis of tone in Santomense
Philippe Maurer
11. Balanta, Guiné-Bissau Creole Portuguese and Portuguese: A comparison of the noun phrase
Incanha Intumbo
12. Zamboangueño Chavacano and the potentive mode
Carl Rubino
13. Between contact and internal development: Towards a multi-layered explanation for the development of the TMA system in the creoles of Suriname
Bettina Migge and Laurence Goury
14. The formation of deverbal nouns in Vincentian Creole: Morpho-phonological and morpho-syntactic processes
Paula Prescod
15. A la recherche du "superstrat": What North American French can and cannot tell us about the input to creolization
Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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