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.
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  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 154.9 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 362.88g
  • 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 subjects
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