Variation in the Caribbean

From creole continua to individual agency

| University of Texas at Austin
| University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
ISBN 9789027252593 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027287397 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00

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
Table of Contents
Lars Hinrichs and Joseph T. Farquharson
Part I. Variation and linguistic systems
Revisiting variation between sa and o in Sranan
Donald Winford
Inherent variability and coexistent systems: Negation in Bequia
James A. Walker and Jack Sidnell
Putting individuals back in contact: Accommodation strategies by Barbadians in Ipswich
Michelle C. Braña-Straw
Relative markers in spoken Standard Jamaican English
Ulrike Gut
Part II. Variation and identity
“Flying at half-mast”? Voices, genres, and orthographies in Barbadian Creole*
Janina Fenigsen
The creole continuum and individual agency: Approaches to stylistic variation in Jamaica
Dagmar Deuber
Language attitudes and linguistic awareness in Jamaican English
Andrea Sand
Part III. Variation and the community
The varilingual repertoire of Tobagonian speakers
Valerie Youssef
On the emergence of new language varieties: The case of the Eastern Maroon Creole in French Guiana
Bettina Migge and Isabelle Léglise
‘Creole’ and youth language in a British inner-city community
Susan Dray and Mark Sebba
Le Page’s theoretical and applied legacy in sociolinguistics and creole studies
John R. Rickford
Name index
Subject index
“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.”
Cited by

Cited by 8 other publications

No author info given
2011. PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. Language in Society 40:4  pp. 535 ff. Crossref logo
No author info given
2011. PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. Language in Society 40:5  pp. 679 ff. Crossref logo
No author info given
2018.  In Translating the Female Self across Cultures [Benjamins Translation Library, 130], Crossref logo
No author info given
2019.  In Variation, Versatility and Change in Sociolinguistics and Creole Studies,  pp. 174 ff. Crossref logo
Cecelia Cutler & Unn Røyneland
2018.  In Multilingual Youth Practices in Computer Mediated Communication, Crossref logo
Hickey, Raymond
2020.  In The Handbook of Language Contact,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
Schleef, Erik
2019.  In The Cambridge Handbook of World Englishes,  pp. 609 ff. Crossref logo
Schneider, Edgar W. & Raymond Hickey
2020.  In The Handbook of Language Contact,  pp. 403 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 13 october 2021. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2010043364 | Marc record