Roots of Afrikaans

Selected writings of Hans den Besten

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| Meertens Institute & University of Leiden
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Hans den Besten (1948-2010) made numerous contributions to Afrikaans linguistics over a period of nearly three decades. His writings helped shift the perspective on the roots of Afrikaans beyond Dutch to the structure and vocabulary of Khoekhoe, to Portuguese Creole, and to Malay varieties. This volume contains a selection of Den Besten’s most important papers – some of which originally appeared in less accessible journals – concerning the structure and history of Afrikaans. They cover a wide range of topics, including grammatical structure, vocabulary, the historical development of Afrikaans, as well its multiple roots. It is essential reading for any linguist interested in language contact and language change.
[Creole Language Library, 44]  2012.  vii, 458 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction
Ton van der Wouden and Pieter Muysken
1–6
Chapter 1. The origins of the Afrikaans pre-nominal 
possessive system(s)
7–24
Chapter 2. The complex ancestry of the Afrikaans associative constructions
25–34
Chapter 3. What a little word can do for you: Wat in Afrikaans possessive relatives
35–40
Chapter 4. Afrikaans relative ‘wat’ and West-Germanic relativization systems
41–60
Chapter 5. Demonstratives in Afrikaans and Cape Dutch Pidgin: A first attempt
61–78
Chapter 6. Speculations on [χ]-elision and intersonorantic [υ] in Afrikaans
79–94
Chapter 7. The Dutch pidgins of the Old Cape colony
95–122
Chapter 8. On the “verbal suffix” -UM of Cape 
Dutch Pidgin: Morphosyntax, pronunciation and origin
123–132
Chapter 9. Relexification and pidgin development: The case of Cape Dutch Pidgin
133–152
Chapter 10. Khoekhoe syntax and its implications for L2 acquisition of Dutch and Afrikaans
153–194
Chapter 11. Reduplication in Afrikaans
Hans den Besten, Carla A. Luijks and Paul T. Roberge
195–220
Chapter 12. Double negation and the genesis of Afrikaans
221–256
Chapter 13. From Khoekhoe foreigner talk via Hottentot Dutch to Afrikaans: The creation of a novel grammar
257–288
Chapter 14. Creole Portuguese in South Africa: Malayo- or Indo-Portuguese?
289–312
Chapter 15. The slaves’ languages in the Dutch Cape colony and Afrikaans vir
313–332
Chapter 16. A badly harvested field: The growth of linguistic knowledge and the Dutch Cape colony until 1796
333–354
Chapter 17. Desiderata for Afrikaans historical linguistics
355–374
Appreciations
Giving voice: The archive in Afrikaans historical linguistics
Ana Deumert
377–388
Afrikaans: “Might it be a little more ‘South Africa’?”
Paul T. Roberge
389–398
Partial restructuring: Dutch on the Cape and Portuguese in Brazil
John Holm †
399–418
Bibliography of Hans den Besten’s writings on Afrikaans
419–422
References
423–446
Language index
447–448
Place index
449–450
Author index
451–454
Subject index
455–458
“[…] a wonderful project - to carry on Hans' work!”
“Hans den Besten's work on Afrikaans really did cast the language in quite a different light to what one would automatically think, given its political history.”
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2012012725 | Marc record