Pidgins and Creoles Volume 1 Theory and Structure

Pidgins and Creoles  Volume 1  Theory and Structure

This first volume of Holm's major survey of pidgins and creoles provides an up-to-date and readable introduction to a field of study that has become established only in the past few decades.

Author: John A. Holm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521271088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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This first volume of Holm's major survey of pidgins and creoles provides an up-to-date and readable introduction to a field of study that has become established only in the past few decades. Written for both students and general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics, the book's original perspective will also attract specialists in the field seeking a broad overview of the linguistic relationships among these languages. Creolized, or restructured versions of English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portugese, and other languages arose during European colonial expansion. These resulted in such creoles as Jamaican, Haitian, Papiamentu, and some one hundred others, as well as such semi-creoles as Afrikaans, non-standard Brazilian Portugese, Papiamentu, and American Black English. Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation, making comparative research into the genesis, development, and structure of creoles difficult. In writing this book, Holm draws on broad studies of many languages to make clear how far-reaching creoles'similarities are and to challenge current linguistic theories on creoles and pidgins. The emphasis of this volume is largely empirical rather than descriptive. Its core is a comparative study of creoles based on European languages in Africa and the Caribbean that demonstrates the striking similarities among the languages in terms of their lexical semantics, phonology, and syntax. A forthcoming volume provides a socio-historic overview of variety development and text examples, with translations, of the restructured languages.
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Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching

This is a comprehensive survey of pidgin and creole languages of the world . Volume 1 deals with theory and structure , providing a historical framework for theoretical approaches and comparative data on specific structures .

Author: Nancy F. Hornberger

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521484340

Category: Education

Page: 484

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This text provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. This book provides an introduction to the field of sociolinguistics for second and foreign language teachers. Chapters cover the basic areas of sociolinguistics, including regional and social variations in dialects, language and gender, World English, and intercultural communication. Each chapter has been specially written for this collection by an individual who has done extensive research on the topic explored. This is the first introductory text to address explicitly the pedagogical implications of current theory and research in sociolinguistics. The book will also be of interest to any teachers with students from linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Categories: Education

Pidgins and Creoles Volume 2 Reference Survey

Pidgins and Creoles  Volume 2  Reference Survey

CONTENTS Volume 1 Theory and Structure Preface List of abbreviations page xi XV 1 1.0 1 4 Introduction Pidgins and creoles and linguistics Pidgins Creoles Other terms Scope of the book 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 6 9 11 2 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 ...

Author: John A. Holm

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521359406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 476

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An overview of the socio-historical development of some one hundred different pidgins and creoles.
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The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles

The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles

Including Selected Papers from the Meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics Arthur Kean Spears, ... Volume 1: Theory and structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Holm, John A. Forthcoming. Semi-Creoles.

Author: Arthur Kean Spears

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027252418

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 461

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Destined to become a landmark work, this book is devoted principally to a reassessment of the content, categories, boundaries, and basic assumptions of pidgin and creole studies. It includes revised and elaborated papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in addition to commissioned papers from leading scholars in the field. As a group, the papers undertake this reassessment through a reevaluation of pidgin/creole terminology and contact language typology (Section One); a requestioning of process and evolution in pidginization, creolization, and other language contact phenomena (Section Two); a reinterpretation of the sources and genesis of grammatical aspects of Saramaccan and Atlantic creoles in general (Section Three); a reconsideration of the status of languages defying received definitions of pidgins and creoles (Section Four); and analyses of aspects of grammar that shed light on the issue of what a possible creole grammar is (Section Five).
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The Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages

The Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages

Holm, J. 1988. Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 1, Theory and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Holm, J. & Patrick, P. 2001a. Comparative Creole Syntax. London: Battlebridge (Westminster Creolistics Series Vol. 7).

Author: Umberto Ansaldo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000221480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 538

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The Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages offers a state-of-the-art collection of original contributions in the area of Pidgin and Creole studies. Providing unique and equal coverage of nearly all parts of the world where such languages are found, as well as situating each area within a rich socio-historical context, this book presents fresh and diverse interdisciplinary perspectives from leading voices in the field. Divided into three sections, its analysis covers: Space and place – areal perspective on pidgin and creole languages Usage, function and power – sociolinguistic and artistic perspectives on pidgins and creoles, creoles as sociocultural phenomena Framing of the study of pidgin and creole languages – history of the field, interdisciplinary connections Demonstrating how fundamentally human and natural these communication systems are, how rich in expressive power and sophisticated in their complexity, The Routledge Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in this area.
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Pidgin and Creole Tense Mood Aspect Systems

Pidgin and Creole Tense Mood Aspect Systems

Theoretical Orientations in Creole Studies ed. by Albert Valdman and Arnold Highfield, 63-88. New York: Academic Press. ... Pidgins and Creoles. Vol. 1, Theory and structure. Cambridge: University Press. Labov, William. this volume.

Author: John Victor Singler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027278265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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More than any other area of the grammar, tense-mood-aspect (TMA) has provided evidence to fuel the ongoing debates about creole genesis and about the relevance of pidgin and creole phenomena to language theory more generally. This volume advances the debate in two ways. First, it makes available in print for the first time and in its original form William Labov's On the Adequacy of Natural Languages: I. “The Development of Tense”. Second, the volume features detailed analyses of the TMA systems of seven diverse pidgins and creoles, which vary in terms of their lexifying (superstrate) languages, their location, and their social histories.With the authors employing a broad range of theoretical perspectives for their analyses, the study demonstrates both the extent to which pidgins and creoles share a single, prototypical TMA system and the degree to which individual pidgins and creoles diverge from that prototype. This is a volume that brings forward our knowledge and understanding of pidgin and creole TMA.The seven languages analyzed are: Capeverdean Crioulo, Kituba, Papiamentu, Berbice Dutch, Haitian Creole, Kru Pidgin English, and Eighteenth Century Nigerian Pidgin English.
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Language Contact

Language Contact

Hall, Robert A., Jr 1962 The 'life-cycle' of pidgin languages. Lingua 11(1). 151−156. Holm, John 1988 Pidgins and creoles: Theory and structure, vol. 1. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hosali, Priya 1992 Syntactic peculiarities ...

Author: Jeroen Darquennes

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110435351

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 866

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Language Contact. An International Handbook offers a comprehensive overview of current topics in research on language contact. Broadly conceived, it stands out for its international approach to language contact, complementing the theoretical state-of-the-art with examples from traditionally eclipsed areas and languages. Next to a thorough introductory overview of the ground-breaking methodological and theoretical approaches that shaped the discipline, ample attention goes to the new and innovative insights on language contact in the 21st century. Combining concise introductory contributions with in-depth treatment of the most relevant case studies in the field, the handbook speaks to both junior and established scholars.
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The Emergence of Pidgin and Creole Languages

The Emergence of Pidgin and Creole Languages

Hesseling, Dirk Christian (1979). On the Origin and Formation of Creoles: A Miscellany of Articles. Ann Arbor: Karoma. Holm, John (1988). Pidgins and Creoles. Volume 1: Theory and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Author: Jeff Siegel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199216666

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This book examines the emergence of pidgins and creoles and the controversies surrounding current theories about them. Among the questions considered are why their grammars are simple, at the pidgin-creole-postcreole life cycle, and the causes of grammatical innovation. The analysis is supported with detailed examples and case studies.
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The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages Volume 1 Structures

The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages  Volume 1  Structures

'The Latin dative', in Belle, William van and Langendonck, Willy van, The Dative, vol. 1: Descriptive Studies. ... 1. Theory and Structure. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1989. Pidgins and Creoles. 2. Reference Survey.

Author: Martin Maiden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800723

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 866

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This Cambridge history is the definitive guide to the comparative history of the Romance languages. Volume I is organized around the two key recurrent themes of persistence (structural inheritance and continuity from Latin) and innovation (structural change and loss in Romance).
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Deconstructing Creole

Deconstructing Creole

On the origins of Creoles : A Cartesian critique of Neo - Darwinian linguistics . ... Linguists ' most dangerous myth : The fallacy of Creole Exceptionalism . ... Pidgins and Creoles , Volume 1 : Theory and Structure .

Author: Umberto Ansaldo

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027229856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of 'creole exceptionalism' as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that underlie current attempts to present 'creole structure' as a special type, from typological as well as sociohistorical perspectives. The sum of the findings presented here suggests that careful empirical investigation of input varieties and contact environments can explain the structural output without recourse to an exceptional genesis scenario. Echoing calls to dissolve the notion of 'creolization' as a special diachronic process, this volume proposes that theoretically grounded approaches to the notions of simplicity, complexity, transmission, etc. do not warrant considering so-called 'creole' languages as a special synchronic type.
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