Umberto Ansaldo

List of John Benjamins publications for which Umberto Ansaldo plays a role.

Book series

Journal

Titles

Pidgins and Creoles in Asia

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo

[Benjamins Current Topics, 38] 2012. ix, 170 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Theoretical linguistics

Pidgins and Creoles in Asian Contexts

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo

Special issue of Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 25:1 (2010) v, 199 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

Parts of Speech: Empirical and theoretical advances

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo, Jan Don and Roland Pfau

[Benjamins Current Topics, 25] 2010. vi, 291 pp.
Subjects Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Parts of Speech: Descriptive tools, theoretical constructs

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo, Jan Don and Roland Pfau

Special issue of Studies in Language 32:3 (2008) 246 pp.
Subjects Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

Deconstructing Creole

Edited by Umberto Ansaldo, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim

[Typological Studies in Language, 73] 2007. xii, 292 pp.
Subjects Creole studies | Typology

Articles

Lim, Lisa and Umberto Ansaldo 2021 Foundings and futures: How to live like a Peranakan in the post-digital ecologyVariation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene, Aboh, Enoch O. and Cécile B. Vigouroux (eds.), pp. 243–267
This chapter contemplates the positioning of the Peranakans (also known as Straits-born Chinese or Babas) – descendants of southern Chinese seafaring traders to the Malay archipelago who married local women, and settled in the region – across different eras and ecologies. We provide a critical… read more | Chapter
Szeto, Pui Yiu, Jackie Yan-ki Lai and Umberto Ansaldo 2019 Creole typology is analytic typologyLanguage Ecology 3:1, pp. 89–119
This paper reviews a number of specific features typical of analytic languages, in an attempt to investigate whether Creole languages can indeed be grouped, at least structurally, with other languages of the analytic (or isolating) type. Based on Sybesma et al. (forthcoming), a study of the nature… read more | Article
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Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Geoff Smith 2012 China Coast Pidgin: Texts and contextsPidgins and Creoles in Asia, Ansaldo, Umberto (ed.), pp. 59–90
In this paper we revisit some long-standing questions regarding the origins and structure of China Coast Pidgin (CCP), also known as Chinese Pidgin English. We first review the historical context of the China Trade which formed the ecology for the development of CCP. We then review the available… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto 2011 The Asian typology of English: Theoretical and methodological considerationsThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 11–26
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Ansaldo, Umberto 2011 Sri Lanka Malay and its Lankan adstratesCreoles, their Substrates, and Language Typology, Lefebvre, Claire (ed.), pp. 367–382
Sri Lanka Malay is the vernacular language of the descendants of the Malay-Javanese diaspora of Sri Lanka. It is a restructured variety of Malay, which emerged from the prolonged contact between speakers of Malay varieties and speakers of Sinhala and Tamil varieties. The grammar shows a typological… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Geoff P. Smith 2011 The Cantonese substrate in China Coast PidginCreoles, their Substrates, and Language Typology, Lefebvre, Claire (ed.), pp. 289–301
The “Chinese” character of Chinese Pidgin English, or China Coast Pidgin (CCP) has been debated in previous work. While some Chinese-based features such as the use of piece(e) as a classifier are widely acknowledged, the extent of substrate influence has remained unclear. This paper surveys the… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto 2010 ForewordPidgins and Creoles in Asian Contexts, Ansaldo, Umberto (ed.), pp. 1–3
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Ansaldo, Umberto, Jan Don and Roland Pfau 2010 Parts-of-Speech: Particulars, universals and theoretical constructsParts of Speech: Empirical and theoretical advances, Ansaldo, Umberto, Jan Don and Roland Pfau (eds.), pp. 1–4
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Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Geoff Smith 2010 China Coast Pidgin: Texts and contextsPidgins and Creoles in Asian Contexts, Ansaldo, Umberto (ed.), pp. 63–94
In this paper we revisit some long-standing questions regarding the origins and structure of China Coast Pidgin (CCP), also known as Chinese Pidgin English. We first review the historical context of the China Trade which formed the ecology for the development of CCP. We then review the available… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto 2009 Contact language formation in evolutionary termsComplex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 265–289
The aim of this paper is to present a view of contact language formation in which language creation in multilingual ecologies follows the same principles as language maintenance in monolingual ecologies, i.e. selection and replication of features available to speakers in a given environment. In… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto 2009 The Asian typology of English: Theoretical and methodological considerationsThe Typology of Asian Englishes, Lim, Lisa and Nikolas Gisborne (eds.), pp. 133–148
This paper looks at the emergence of Asian English varieties in terms of the evolution of new grammatical features. I propose that, in order to reach a thorough understanding of how the unique combination of grammatical features that define specific Asian Englishes come about, we must approach… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto and Sebastian Nordhoff 2009 Complexity and the age of languagesComplex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 345–363
This paper addresses the issue of complexity in language creation and the time it takes for ‘complex’ structures to emerge in the history of a language. The presence of morphological material is often equated to a certain degree of complexity or is taken to signify a certain time-depth in the… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto 2008 Sri Lanka Malay revisited: Genesis and classificationLessons from Documented Endangered Languages, Harrison, K. David, David S. Rood and Arienne Dwyer (eds.), pp. 13–42
This paper presents a fresh take on the origins and nature of Sri Lanka Malay (SLM), based on fieldwork data collected in 2003–2005 in Kirinda, in the south-east of Sri Lanka. It departs from previous studies of SLM in that it is based on substantial recordings of spoken data in natural settings as… read more | Article
Ansaldo, Umberto, Jan Don and Roland Pfau 2008 Parts of Speech: Particulars, universals and theoretical constructsParts of Speech: Descriptive tools, theoretical constructs, Ansaldo, Umberto, Jan Don and Roland Pfau (eds.), pp. 505–508
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Aboh, Enoch O. and Umberto Ansaldo 2007 The role of typology in language creation: A descriptive takeDeconstructing Creole, Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 39–66
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Ansaldo, Umberto 2007 Review of McWhorter (2005): Defining creoleSubstrate Influence in Creole Formation, Migge, Bettina and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 170–176
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Ansaldo, Umberto and Stephen Matthews 2007 Deconstructing creole: The rationaleDeconstructing Creole, Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 1–18
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Ansaldo, Umberto, Lisa Lim and Salikoko S. Mufwene 2007 The sociolinguistic history of the Peranakans: What it tells us about 'creolization'Deconstructing Creole, Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 203–226
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Ansaldo, Umberto and Lisa Lim 2004 Phonetic absence as syntactic prominence: Grammaticalization in isolating tonal languagesUp and down the Cline – The Nature of Grammaticalization, Fischer, Olga, Muriel Norde and Harry Perridon (eds.), pp. 345–362
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Ansaldo, Umberto and Stephen Matthews 2004 1. The origins of Macanese reduplicationCreoles, Contact, and Language Change: Linguistic and social implications, Escure, Geneviève and Armin Schwegler (eds.), pp. 1–19
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Wee, Lionel and Umberto Ansaldo 2004 3. Nouns and noun phrasesSingapore English: A grammatical description, Lim, Lisa (ed.), pp. 57 ff.
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