Variation in the Caribbean

From creole continua to individual agency

Lars Hinrichs | University of Texas at Austin
Joseph T. Farquharson | University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
ISBN 9789027252593 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287397 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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The study of linguistic variation in the Caribbean has been central to the emergence of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics as an academic field. It has yielded influential theory, such as the (post-)creole continuum or the 'Acts of Identity' models, that has shaped sociolinguistics far beyond creole settings. This volume collects current work in the field and focuses on methodological and theoretical innovations that continue, expand, and update the dialog between Caribbean variation studies and general sociolinguistics.

[Creole Language Library, 37] 2011.  vi, 276 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume offers fresh and exciting insights into one of the hotspots of English around the world. It is a must-read for anyone interested in contact linguistics at large and language variation in the Caribbean in particular - highly recommended!”
“This important volume stands out by being both focused and far-reaching in its treatment of variation in pidgin and creole languages. With this edited volume, Hinrichs and Farquharson revivify the central role of variation in creole studies. They do so by bringing dominant strands of current work in quantitative sociolinguistics to bear on creole languages, namely the role of variation in contact linguistics and likewise the role of variation in the study of language and identity. Several articles in the volume aptly expand the social realm of creole studies by focusing on creole societies in diaspora.”
“This is an important book that scholars and their students working within both the world Englishes and Creole Studies frameworks will find very useful.”
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CFB: Sociolinguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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