Readings in Creole Studies

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Creole studies embrace a wide range is disciplines: history, ethnography, geography, sociology, etc. The phenomenon of creolization has come to be recognized as widespread; creolization presupposes contact, and that is a human universal. The present anthology discusses social, historical and theoretical aspects of over twenty pidgins and creoles. Part one deals with general theoretical issues, especially those relating to pidgin language formation and expansion. Part two deals with those pidgins and creoles lexically related to indigenous African languages, and with incipient features of creolization in African languages themselves; part three with those related to Romance languages, and part four with those related to English. Throughout the volume, several current debates are taken up, including the still unsettled issues of creole language origins and classification.
[Studies in the Sciences of Language Series, 2]  1979.  xiv, 352 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: E. Story-Scientia
Table of Contents
Forward
vii–ix
Part one: general theory
1. Prolegomena to any sane creology
T. Givón
3–35
2. Some remarks on the baby talk theory and the relexification theory
Geert Koefoed
37–54
3. Simplification, pidginization and language change
William J. Samarin
55–68
4. Social interaction and the development of stabilized pidgins
Paul Stoller
69–79
5. On the origins of the term pidgin
Ian F. Hancock
81–86
Part two: african language related
6. Some linguistic characteristics of African-based pidgins
Bernd Heine
89–98
7. Commercial Dyula: a pidgin's first cousin
Peter Gingiss
99–105
8. Some further comments on Urban Dioula
Gayle Partmann
107–109
9. The context is the message: morphological, syntactic and semantic reduction and deletion in Nairobi and Kampala varieties of Swahili
Carol Myers-Scotton
111–127
10. Non-standard forms of Swahili in west-central Kenya
James J. Duran
129–151
11. The origin and development of Lingala
Jan Knappert
153–164
12. Free variation in the concord system of written Lingala
Franz Rottland
165–171
13. Fula: a language of change
Philip A. Noss
173–188
14. French loanwords in Sango: the motivation of lexical borrowing
Charles R. Taber
189–197
Part three: Romance language related
15. On the origin and chronology of the French-based creoles
Alexander Hull
201–215
16. Créoles français de l'Ocean Indien et langues africaines
Robert Chaudenson
217–237
17. Seychelles Creole French phonemics
Chris Corne
239–251
18. French and Creole in Guadeloupe
David Bedford
253–257
Part four: English related
19. Creole English and Creole Portuguese: teh early records
J.L. Dillard
261–268
20. Cameroonian Pidgin English: a neo-African language
Charles Gilman
269–280
21. Cameroonian: a consideration of 'what's in a name?'
Loreto Todd
281–294
22. Ethnographic statement in the NIgerian novel, with special reference to Pidgin
Mary Hope Lee
295–302
23. Uses of Pidgin in the early literate English of Nigeria
Elizabeth Tonkin
303–308
24. The status of bin in the Atlantic creoles
Derek Bickerton
309–314
25. Across base-language boundries: the creole of Belize (British Honduras)
Marlis Hellinger
315–333
26. A note on creolization and the continuum
Lilith M. Haynes
335–338
27. Why Black English retains so m any creole
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
339–346
List of contributors
347–350
Notes on the editors
351–352
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  80510006