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The comparatively recent origins of pidgins and creoles provide them with a special place in linguistic theory. Debates about the origin and character of these languages have informed broader discussions within grammatical theory, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies tackles these cross-linguistic questions that animate pidgin and creole studies. Bringing together newly commissioned material by an international contributor list, this comprehensive and broad-ranging collection explores the core aspects of pidgins/creoles, from phonology to…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The comparatively recent origins of pidgins and creoles provide them with a special place in linguistic theory. Debates about the origin and character of these languages have informed broader discussions within grammatical theory, historical linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies tackles these cross-linguistic questions that animate pidgin and creole studies. Bringing together newly commissioned material by an international contributor list, this comprehensive and broad-ranging collection explores the core aspects of pidgins/creoles, from phonology to language acquisition, and from language variation to education. The book is structured into five sections covering: the properties of pidgins and creoles; issues in pidgin/creole genesis; pidgins/creoles and linguistic explanation; the relation of pidgins/creoles to kindred languages; and their role in society. The result is a stimulating one-volume reference work covering the key issues, topics, and research in this field.
  • Produktdetails
  • Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
  • Verlag: Blackwell Publishers
  • Seitenzahl: 708
  • Erscheinungstermin: 21. November 2008
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 250mm x 175mm x 42mm
  • Gewicht: 1364g
  • ISBN-13: 9780631229025
  • ISBN-10: 0631229027
  • Artikelnr.: 13587475
Autorenporträt
Silvia Kouwenberg is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica). Her publications include A Grammar of Berbice Dutch (1994), Papiamentu (with Eric Murray, 1994), and Twice as Meaningful: Reduplication in Pidgins, Creoles and Other Contact Languages (edited, 2003). John Victor Singler is Professor of Linguistics at New York University. His publications include An Introduction to Liberian English (1981) and Pidgin and Creole Tense-Mood-Aspect Systems (edited, 1990).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Abbreviations.
1 Introduction (Silvia Kouwenberg and John Victor Singler).

Part I Properties of Pidgins and Creoles.

2 Atlantic Creole Syntax (Donald Winford).

3 Forging Pacific Pidgin and Creole Syntax: Substrate, Discourse, and Inherent Variability (Miriam Meyerhoff).

4 Pidgin and Creole Morphology (Terry Crowley).

5 Creole Phonology (Norval S. H. Smith).

6 Pidgins versus Creoles and Pidgincreoles (Peter Bakker).

7 Non-Indo-European Pidgins and Creoles (Kees Versteegh).

Part II Perspectives on Pidgin/Creole Genesis.

8 Pidgins/Creoles, and Second Language Acquisition (Jeff Siegel).

9 Creole Genesis: The Impact of the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis (Tonjes Veenstra).

10 Pidgins/Creoles and Historical Linguistics (Sarah G. Thomason).

11 Pidgins/Creoles and Contact Languages: An Overview (Rajend Mesthrie).

12 Creole Studies and Multilingualism (Pieter Muysken).

13 A Demographic Perspective on Creole Formation (Jacques Arends).

14 The Sociohistorical Context of Creole Genesis (John Victor Singler).

15 The Cultural in Pidgin Genesis (Christine Jourdan).

Part III Pidgins/Creoles and Linguistic Explanation.

16 Grammaticalization in Pidgins and Creoles (Adrienne Bruyn).

17 Creoles, Markedness, and Default Settings: An Appraisal (Alain Kihm).

18 Semantic Evidence in Pidgin and Creole Genesis (George Huttar).

19 Pidgins, Creoles, and Variation (Peter L. Patrick).

Part IV Pidgins/Creoles and Kindred Languages.

20 The Case of Signed Languages in the Context of Pidgin and Creole Studies (Judy Kegl).

21 Pidgins/Creoles and African American English (Arthur K. Spears).

22 Spanish-Based Creoles in the Caribbean (John M. Lipski).

Part V Pidgins/Creoles in Society.

23 Pidgins/Creoles and Discourse (Geneviève Escure).

24 Pidgins/Creoles and Education (Dennis Craig).

25 Language Planning in Pidgins and Creoles (Hubert Devonish).

26 Literary Representations of Creole Languages: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives from the Caribbean (Hélène Buzelin and Lise Winer).

Author Index.

Language Index.

Subject Index.
Rezensionen
"This handbook provides a timely overview of a constantly changing and growing field and serves as a handy reference for anyone working on pidgins and creoles or related issues."James Walker, York University

"A most informative handbook on pidgin and creole languages. Superbly edited, and written by the preeminent scholars in the field." Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine