Creole Studies – Phylogenetic Approaches

| Aarhus University
| Aarhus University
| Roskilde University
| University of Bremen
ISBN 9789027212498 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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This book launches a new approach to creole studies founded on phylogenetic network analysis. Phylogenetic approaches offer new visualisation techniques and insights into the relationships between creoles and non-creoles, creoles and other contact varieties, and between creoles and lexifier languages. With evidence from creole languages in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, the book provides new perspectives on creole typology, cross-creole comparisons, and creole semantics. The book offers an introduction for newcomers to the fields of creole studies and phylogenetic analysis. Using these methods to analyse a variety of linguistic features, both structural and semantic, the book then turns to explore old and new questions and problems in creole studies. Original case studies explore the differences and similarities between creoles, and propose solutions to the problems of how to classify creoles and how they formed and developed. The book provides a fascinating glimpse into the unity and heterogeneity of creoles and the areal influences on their development. It also provides metalinguistic discussions of the “creole” concept from different perspectives. Finally, the book reflects critically on the findings and methods, and sets new agendas for future studies. Creole Studies has been written for a broad readership of scholars and students in the fields of contact linguistics, biolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language typology, and semantics.
[Not in series, 211]  2017.  x, 414 pp.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Carsten Levisen, Eeva Sippola and Peter Bakker
Chapter 2. Key concepts in the history of creole studies
Peter Bakker
Chapter 3. Phylogenetics in biology and linguistics
Finn Borchsenius, Aymeric Daval-Markussen and Peter Bakker
Chapter 4. Methods: On the use of networks in the study of language contact
Peter Bakker, Eeva Sippola and Finn Borchsenius
Chapter 5. Creole typology I: Comparative overview of creole languages
Peter Bakker and Aymeric Daval-Markussen
Chapter 6. Creole typology II: Typological features of creoles: from early proposals to phylogenetic approaches and comparisons with non-creoles
Aymeric Daval-Markussen and Peter Bakker
Chapter 7. West African languages and creoles worldwide
Aymeric Daval-Markussen, Kristoffer Friis Bøegh and Peter Bakker
Chapter 8. The typology and classification of French-based creoles: A global perspective
Aymeric Daval-Markussen
Chapter 9. The simple emerging from the complex: Nominal number in Juba Arabic creole
Yonatan Goldshtein
Chapter 10. Dutch creoles compared with their lexifier
Peter Bakker
Chapter 11. Similarities and differences among Iberian creoles
Eeva Sippola
Chapter 12. Afro-Hispanic varieties in comparison: New light from phylogeny
Danae Perez, Sandro Sessarego and Eeva Sippola
Chapter 13. Cognitive creolistics and semantic primes: A phylogenetic network analysis
Carsten Levisen and Kristoffer Friis Bøegh
Chapter 14. Lexicalization patterns in core vocabulary: A cross-creole study of semantic molecules
Carsten Levisen and Karime Aragón
Chapter 15. The semantics of Englishes and Creoles: Pacific and Australian perspectives
Carsten Levisen, Carol Priestley, Sophie Nicholls and Yonatan Goldshtein
Chapter 16. Feature pools show that creoles are distinct languages due to their special origin
Peter Bakker
Chapter 17. Complementing creole studies with phylogenetics
Eeva Sippola
Chapter 18. From basic to cultural semantics: Postcolonial futures for a cognitive creolistics
Carsten Levisen
Chapter 19. Linguistics and evolutionary biology continue to cross-fertilize each other and may do so even more in the future, including in the field of creolistics
Finn Borchsenius
Chapter 20. Epilogue: Of theories, typology and empirical data
Bettina Migge
Language index
People index
Places index
Subject index
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017003492 | Marc record