Creoles, Contact, and Language Change

Creoles, Contact, and Language Change : Linguistic and social implications

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This volume contains a selection of fifteen papers presented at three consecutive meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles offer a balanced sampling of creolists' current research interests. All of the contributions address questions directly relevant to pidgin/creole studies and other contact languages. The majority of papers address issues of morphology or syntax. Some of the contributions make use of phonological analysis while others study language development from the point of view of acquisition. A few papers examine discourse strategies and style, or broader issues of social and ethnic identity. While this array of topics and perspectives is reflective of the diversity of the field, there is also much common ground in that all of the papers adduce solid data corpora to support their analyses. The range of languages analyzed spans the planet, as approximately twenty contact varieties are studied in this volume.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 355 pages
  • 152.4 x 222.25 x 31.75mm | 600g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115518
  • 9781588115515

Table of contents

1. Preface; 2. 1. The origins of Macanese reduplication (by Ansaldo, Umberto); 3. 2. Court records as a source of authentic early Sranan (by Berg, Margot van den); 4. 3. Garifuna in Belize and Honduras (by Escure, Genevieve); 5. 4. The Nova Scotia-Sierra Leone connection: New evidence on an early variety of African American Vernacular English in the diaspora (by Huber, Magnus); 6. 5. The development of variable NP plural agreement in a restructured African variety of Portuguese (by Baxter, Alan N.); 7. 6. Second language acquisition in creole genesis: The role of processability (by Field, Fredric); 8. 7. OT and the acquisition of Jamaican syllable structure (by Meade, Rocky R.); 9. 8. Double-object constructions in two French-based creoles (Morisyen and Seselwa) (by Adone, Dany); 10. 9. Passive voice in Papiamento: A corpus-based study on dialectal variability (by Eckkrammer, Eva Martha); 11. 10. Tone assignment on lexical items of English and African origin in Krio (by Finney, Malcolm Awadajin); 12. 11. TMA and the St. Lucian Creole verb phrase (by Frank, David B.); 13. 12. The Limonese calypso as an identity marker (by Herzfeld, Anita); 14. 13. The speech event kuutu in the Eastern Maroon community (by Migge, Bettina); 15. 14. Reflexivity in French-based creoles (by Mutz, Katrin); 16. 15. The role of style and identity in the development of Hawaiian Creole (by Roberts, Sarah J.); 17. Index
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