Gradual Creolization

Studies celebrating Jacques Arends

| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
| Radboud University Nijmegen
ISBN 9789027252562 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027289360 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
Is creolization an abrupt or a gradual process? In this volume leading scholars provide both comparative and case studies that outline their working definitions and their views on the particular or average time depth, or key processes necessary for contact language formation, providing a state-of-the art assessment of the theory of gradual creolization. Authors scrutinize the roles of nativization, demography, initial settlement, language composition, koineization, adstrate presence, bilingualism, as well as a variety of structural features in pidgins, creoles and other contact languages world-wide. From Pacific to Atlantic, French-, English-, Dutch-, Portuguese- and other-lexified restructured varieties are covered. Syntactic, lexical, phonological, historical and socio-cultural studies are grouped into Part 1, Linguistic analysis, and Part 2, Social reconstruction. This volume provides the multi-faceted groundwork and expert discussion that will help formulate further a model of gradual creolization, as called for by the work of the late Jacques Arends.
[Creole Language Library, 34]  2009.  x, 392 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introductory words
One more cup of coffee: On Gradual Creolization
Margot van den Berg and Rachel Selbach
Jacques Arends' model of gradual creolization
Hugo C. Cardoso
Part 1. Linguistic analysis
Productive bimorphemic structures and the concept of gradual creolization
Philip Baker
Gradual vs. abrupt creolization and recent changes in Daman Creole Portuguese
J. Clancy Clements
Gradual restructuring in Ecuadorian Quechua
Pieter Muysken
A note on the process of lexical diffusion in the development of creoles: The case of double-object verbs
Claire Lefebvre
Change in the possessive system of French Caribbean Creole languages
Marie-Christine Hazael-Massieux
The origin and development of possibility in the creoles of Suriname
Bettina Migge and Donald Winford
The Saramaccan lexicon: Verbs
Peter Bakker
Development of a creole lexicon
George L. Huttar
Gradualism in the transfer of tone spread rules in Saramaccan
Marvin Kramer
In search of a submerged phonology: The case of early Cape Dutch Pidgin
Hans den Besten
Part 2. Sociohistorical reconstruction
Bilingualism and creolization in Solomon Islands
Christine Jourdan
Lingua Franca in West Africa? An evaluation of the sociohistorical and metalinguistic evidence
Magnus Huber
The formation of the Portuguese-based Creoles: Gradual or abrupt?
John Ladhams
English-speaking in early Surinam?
Norval Smith
The demographic context of creolization in early English Jamaica, 1655-1700
Silvia Kouwenberg
The founder principle and Anguilla's homestead society
Don E. Walicek
Demographic factors in the formation of French Guianese Creole
William Jennings
“Linguists and scholars engaged with Pidgin and Creole genesis and language contact phenomena will find that this anthology offers a stimulating and comprehensive treatment of the key issues of these areas. Gradual Creolization celebrates Jacques Arends' substantial impact on the field and provides expert discussion that will help formulate further conclusions regarding the time-line of Creole formation within a historically realistic framework.”
“The volume is cohesive in demonstrating the importance of meticulous sociohistorical research in describing and theorizing about the origins of language contact varieties. It is both a valuable contribution to the field of contact linguistics and a fitting tribute to the work of Jacques Arends.”
“Overall, the present volume is an important addition to the creolistic literature.I like to think that if, from the other side, Jacques Arends could see this testament to a vibrant field, there would be a Bob Dylan verse to convey his reaction:
But my heart is not weary.
It’s light and it’s free.
I’ve got nothing but affection
For all those who’ve sailed with me. [“Mississippi,” from the album Love and Theft (2001)].”
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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