Readings in Creole Studies

ISBN 9789064391637 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
ISBN 9789027270603 | EUR 80.00 | USD 120.00
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
Part one: general theory
1. Prolegomena to any sane creology
T. Givón
2. Some remarks on the baby talk theory and the relexification theory
Geert Koefoed
3. Simplification, pidginization and language change
William J. Samarin
4. Social interaction and the development of stabilized pidgins
Paul Stoller
5. On the origins of the term pidgin
Ian F. Hancock
Part two: african language related
6. Some linguistic characteristics of African-based pidgins
Bernd Heine
7. Commercial Dyula: a pidgin's first cousin
Peter Gingiss
8. Some further comments on Urban Dioula
Gayle Partmann
9. The context is the message: morphological, syntactic and semantic reduction and deletion in Nairobi and Kampala varieties of Swahili
Carol Myers-Scotton
10. Non-standard forms of Swahili in west-central Kenya
James J. Duran
11. The origin and development of Lingala
Jan Knappert
12. Free variation in the concord system of written Lingala
Franz Rottland
13. Fula: a language of change
Philip A. Noss
14. French loanwords in Sango: the motivation of lexical borrowing
Charles R. Taber
Part three: Romance language related
15. On the origin and chronology of the French-based creoles
Alexander Hull
16. Créoles français de l'Ocean Indien et langues africaines
Robert Chaudenson
17. Seychelles Creole French phonemics
Chris Corne
18. French and Creole in Guadeloupe
David Bedford
Part four: English related
19. Creole English and Creole Portuguese: teh early records
J.L. Dillard
20. Cameroonian Pidgin English: a neo-African language
Charles Gilman
21. Cameroonian: a consideration of 'what's in a name?'
Loreto Todd
22. Ethnographic statement in the NIgerian novel, with special reference to Pidgin
Mary Hope Lee
23. Uses of Pidgin in the early literate English of Nigeria
Elizabeth Tonkin
24. The status of bin in the Atlantic creoles
Derek Bickerton
25. Across base-language boundries: the creole of Belize (British Honduras)
Marlis Hellinger
26. A note on creolization and the continuum
Lilith M. Haynes
27. Why Black English retains so m any creole
Elizabeth Closs Traugott
List of contributors
Notes on the editors
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
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