Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters
Most of what we know about pidgin and creole languages is the result of research into contact languages that developed as a consequence of European expansion into Africa and the Caribbean. The narrow focus on European lexifier and West African substrate languages has resulted in insufficient investigation of other contact varieties. Even more perniciously, lesser known and often under-described contact languages have not been taken into consideration when formulating supposedly general tendencies about the linguistic properties of contact languages. This volume aims to give a platform to research on the history, genesis, and typology of a number of non-European language-based contact languages. A more encompassing and diverse data-base will contribute to more accurate and comprehensive inventories of the typological features of contact languages.
[Creole Language Library, 47] 2014. v, 178 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
IntroductionMohammad Almoaily, Anders Holmberg and Isabelle Buchstaller | pp. 1–6
Ethnohistory of speaking: Maritime Polynesian Pidgin in a trilogy of historical-sociolinguistic attestationsEmanuel J. Drechsel | pp. 7–40
The ‘language of Tobi’ as presented in Horace Holden’s Narrative: Evidence for restructuring and lexical mixture in a Nuclear Micronesian-based pidginAnthony P. Grant | pp. 41–56
Language variation in Gulf Pidgin ArabicMohammad Almoaily | pp. 57–84
How non-Indo-European is Fanakalo pidgin? Selected understudied structures in a Bantu-lexified pidgin with Germanic substratesRajend Mesthrie | pp. 85–100
Language change in a multiple contact setting: The case of Sarnami (Suriname)Kofi Yakpo and Pieter Muysken | pp. 101–140
Pidgin verbs: Infinitives or imperatives?Kees Versteegh | pp. 141–170
Area index | pp. 171–172
Language index | pp. 173–174
Subject index | pp. 175–178
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BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General