Orality, Identity, and Resistance in Palenque (Colombia)
An interdisciplinary approach
Armin Schwegler | University of California, Irvine
Bryan Kirschen | Binghamton University, State University of New York
Graciela Maglia | Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá & Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
Located near Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Palenque is a former Afro-Hispanic maroon community that has recently attracted much national and international attention. The authors of this collection examine Palenque’s linguistic, geographic, and cultural origins from interdisciplinary and theoretically diverse perspectives. Extensive in situ fieldwork and long-term familiarity with the Palenquero community form the basis of the seven essays, all of which are enriched by data from archival and other scholarly works. In this book, linguists, literary scholars, historians, and specialists in cultural and visual studies thereby enter into mutually enriching dialogues about the origins and nature of Palenque’s unique Lengua (local creole) and culture. This rich tapestry of ideas is decidedly international, as its authors are members of academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Orality, Identity, and Resistance in Palenque (Colombia) is an updated translation of Palenque, Colombia: Oralidad, identidad y resistencia, 2012.
[Contact Language Library, 54] 2017. xvii, 323 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Maps | pp. vii–ix
List of illustrations | pp. xi–xiv
List of interfolia photos | pp. xv–xvii
Preface to this edition | pp. 1–3
Preface to 2012 edition | pp. 5–13
Chapter 1. Past, present, and future of Palenquero creoleYves Moñino | pp. 15–50
Chapter 2. On the African origin(s) of PalenqueroArmin Schwegler | pp. 51–119
Chapter 3. San Basilio de Palenque (Colombia): A performance of freedomLudmila Ferrari | pp. 121–145
Chapter 4. Cultural Text, Aesthetic Resistance, and Oral Literature in San Basilio de Palenque (Colombia)Graciela Maglia | pp. 147–182
Photos 2008–2010 | pp. 185–220
Photos 2014–2016: Palenque within the context of change | pp. 221–243
Chapter 5. Intonation in Palenquero Creole and Palenquero Spanish (Colombia)José Alejandro Correa | pp. 245–267
Chapter 6. Palenques: Maroons and Castas in Colombia’s Caribbean Regions: Social Relations in the 17th CenturyMaría Cristina Navarrete | pp. 269–296
Chapter 7. Orality and writing in the historiography of Afro-descendant slavesAline Helg | pp. 297–316
Contributors and editors: Biographies | pp. 317–320
Index | pp. 321–323
“The volume […] represents the first attempt to synthesize the sociolinguist and historical dimension of San Basilio de Palenque, and it succeeds admirably.”
John Lipski, review of the 2012 Spanish edition (Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 2016: 439)
Cited by 7 other publications
Jacobs, Bart & Mikael Parkvall
2021. How ‘Portuguese’ are Palenquero and Chabacano really?. Revue Romane. Langue et littérature. International Journal of Romance Languages and Literatures 56:2 ► pp. 235 ff.
Lipski, John M.
2019. Chapter 5. Spanish and Palenquero. In Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception [Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 21], ► pp. 154 ff.
Martínez, Beatriz, Filipa Simão, Verónica Gomes, Masinda Nguidi, Antonio Amorim, Elizeu F. Carvalho, Javier Marrugo & Leonor Gusmão
Parkvall, Mikael & Bart Jacobs
2020. Palenquero origins. Diachronica 37:4 ► pp. 540 ff.
2018. Negation in Palenquero. In Negation and Negative Concord [Contact Language Library, 55], ► pp. 257 ff.
2020. Palenque (Colombia). In Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 16 [Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 16], ► pp. 242 ff.
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Main BIC Subject
CF/2ZP: Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2017027549 | Marc record