Creolization and Contact

Creolization and Contact

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This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at "The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization." These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 154.9 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 362.88g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588111113
  • 9781588111111

Table of contents

1. Introduction (by Smith, Norval); 2. 1. Relexification in creole genesis and its effects on the development of the creole (by Lefebvre, Claire); 3. 2. Voodoo Chile: Differential substrate effects in Saramaccan and Haitian (by Smith, Norval); 4. 3. Language intertwining: Its depiction in recent literature and its implications for theories of creolisation (by Grant, Anthony P.); 5. 4. Paralexification in language intertwining (by Mous, Maarten); 6. 5. Pidginization, creolization and creoloids in Stockholm, Sweden (by Kotsinas, Ulla-Britt); 7. 6. The origin of creole languages: The perspective of second language learning (by Muysken, Pieter); 8. 7. Koine formation and creole genesis (by Siegel, Jeff); 9. 8. Koineization and creole genesis: Remarks on Jeff Siegel's contribution (by Hinskens, Frans L.); 10. 9. Convergence and explanations in creole genesis (by Kouwenberg, Silvia); 11. 10. Contact-induced language change and Pidgin/Creole genesis (by Thomason, Sarah G.); 12. 11. Yiddish as a contact language (by Prince, Ellen F.); 13. 12. Social stratification and network relations in the formation of Sranan (by Arends, Jacques); 14. Index of languages; 15. Index of authors; 16. Index of subjectsshow more