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
Variationist creolistics, with a phonological focus. Language 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. 305–3222017.
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 | Chapter
Le Page’s theoretical and applied legacy in sociolinguistics and creole studies. Variation in the Caribbean: From creole continua to individual agency, Hinrichs, Lars and Joseph T. Farquharson (eds.), pp. 251–2722011.
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 | Article
AAVE/creole copula absence: A critique of the imperfect learning hypothesis. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 24:1, pp. 53–902009.
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 | Article
Down for the count? The Creole Origins Hypothesis of AAVE at the hands of the Ottawa Circle, and their supporters. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 21:1, pp. 97–1552006.
Variation in the Jamaican Creole Copula and its Relation to the Genesis of AAVE: New Data and Analysis. Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 143 ff.1999.
Preface. Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 3 ff.1999.
Charlene Junko Sato (1951–1996): Biography and Bibliography. Creole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 11 ff.1999.
Copula variability in Jamaican creole and African American vernacular English: A reanalysis of DeCamp’s texts. Towards 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.1996.
Textual Evidence on the Nature of Early Barbadian Speech, 1676-1835. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 9:2, pp. 221–2551994.
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 | Article
Variation theory: implicational scaling and critical age limits in models of linguistic variation, acquisition and change. Cross Currents in Second Language Acquisition and Linguistic Theory, Huebner, Thom and Charles A. Ferguson (eds.), pp. 225 ff.1991.
Representativeness and Reliability of the Ex-Slave Materials, With Special Reference to Wallace Quarterman’s Recording and Transcript. The Emergence of Black English: Text and commentary, Bailey, Guy, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila (eds.), pp. 191 ff.1991.
John R. Rickford. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 1:1, pp. 159–1631986.
How Does Doz Disappear?. Issues in English Creoles: Papers from the 1975 Hawaii Conference, Day, Richard R. (ed.), pp. 77 ff.1980.