John R. Rickford

List of John Benjamins publications for which John R. Rickford plays a role.



Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato

Edited by John R. Rickford and Suzanne Romaine

[Creole Language Library, 20] 1999. viii, 418 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Discourse studies | Pragmatics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Rickford, John R. 2017 Variationist creolistics, with a phonological focusLanguage Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas: In honor of John V. Singler, Cutler, Cecelia, Zvjezdana Vrzić and Philipp Angermeyer (eds.), pp. 305–322 | Chapter
John Singler is among a relatively small group of variationist creolists who have worked on phonological variation, which, although less of a research focus in creolistics than grammatical variation, can be illuminated by and illuminate quantitative and other systematic approaches to… read more
Rickford, John R. 2011 Le Page’s theoretical and applied legacy in sociolinguistics and creole studiesVariation in the Caribbean: From creole continua to individual agency, Hinrichs, Lars and Joseph T. Farquharson (eds.), pp. 251–272 | Article
This paper reviews Robert B. Le Page’s contributions to creole linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, combining a critical and academic viewpoint with the personal perspective of a sociolinguist whose career and work have been deeply influenced by Le Page. The conclusion reflects… read more
This study confirms the robustness of the finding in the literature on African American Vernacular English (AAVE) and creole English (especially in the Caribbean) that omission of copular and auxiliary be varies systematically according to predicate type. Verbal predicates are associated with the… read more
Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine 1999 PrefaceCreole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 3 ff. | Article
Romaine, Suzanne and John R. Rickford 1999 Charlene Junko Sato (1951–1996): Biography and BibliographyCreole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 11 ff. | Article
Rickford, John R. 1996 Copula variability in Jamaican creole and African American vernacular English: A reanalysis of DeCamp’s textsTowards a Social Science of Language: Papers in honor of William Labov, Guy, Gregory R., Crawford Feagin, Deborah Schiffrin and John Baugh (eds.), pp. 357 ff. | Article
Rickford, John R. and Jerome S. Handler 1994 Textual Evidence on the Nature of Early Barbadian Speech, 1676-1835Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 9:2, pp. 221–255 | Article
On the evidence of textual attestations from 1676-1835, early Barbadian English is shown to have exhibited many more nonstandard features than is generally recognized. Such features, which are commonly, if not exclusively, found in pidgins and creoles, include vowel epenthesis, paragoge and initial… read more
Rickford, John R. 1986 John R. RickfordJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 1:1, pp. 159–163 | Squib
Rickford, John R. 1980 How Does Doz Disappear?Issues in English Creoles: Papers from the 1975 Hawaii Conference, Day, Richard R. (ed.), pp. 77 ff. | Article