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Holm, John A.

Overview
Works: 41 works in 259 publications in 4 languages and 8,160 library holdings
Genres: Dictionaries  Fiction  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PM7802, 417.22
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Most widely held works by John A Holm
Pidgins and creoles by John A Holm( Book )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Morris Goodman, in Journal of Pidgin and Creole Language, vol. 7, no. 2 (1992); p. 352-361
An introduction to pidgins and creoles by John A Holm( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Holm examines the structure of these pidgins and creoles, the social history of their speakers, and the theories put forward to explain how their vocabularies, sound systems and grammars evolved. His new findings on structural typology, including non-Atlantic creoles, permit a wide-ranging assessment of the nature of restructured languages worldwide." "This book will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics, western European languages, anthropology and sociology."--Jacket
Dictionary of Bahamian English by John A Holm( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Creoles and Pidgins, English-based and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Languages in contact : the partial restructuring of vernaculars by John A Holm( Book )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is widespread agreement that certain non-creole language varieties are structurally quite different from the European languages out of which they grew; however, until now, linguists have found difficulty in accounting for either their genesis or their synchronic structure. This study argues that the transmission of source languages from native to non-native speakers led to 'partial restructuring', whereby some of the source languages' morphosyntax was retained, but a significant number of substrate and interlanguage features were also introduced. Comparing languages such as African-American English, Afrikaans and Brazilian Vernacular Portuguese, John Holm identifies the linguistic processes that lead to partial restructuring, bringing into focus a key span on the continuum of contact-induced language change which has not previously been analysed. Informed by the first systematic comparison of the social and linguistic facts in the development of these languages, this book will be welcomed by students of contact linguistics, sociolinguistics and anthropology
Central American English( Book )

19 editions published in 1983 in 3 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is about the Anglophone creoles to be found on the Caribbean coast of Central America (Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama), and its offshore islands (Providencia, San Andrés and the Caymans) . The study of these Anglophone varieties is comparatively recent and based on current field work from Belize to Panama. One of the interesting features that emerges is the tentative map of diachronic and synchronic relationsships among the Anglophone creoles of the Caribbean, as illustrated partly by the lexicon and partly by grammatical constructions. The studies in this book are
Focus on the Caribbean by Manfred Görlach( Book )

15 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection represents an important contribution not only to creole linguistics but also to Caribbean studies and English dialectology. It contains eleven essays on the special development and present-day functions of English and Creole in the Caribbean, ranging from Central America to Guyana. Topics include the spread of English and Creole, Spanish-English contact, the reconstruction of early phonology, the semantics of syntactic markers, the impact of colonial language policies, language and class, and the speech of Rastafarians. Half of the contributors are from the Caribbean region; the others are from Europe, Africa and the United States."--Page 4 of cover
Atlantic meets Pacific : a global view of Pidginization and Creolization ; elected papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics) by Francis Byrne( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For review see: Peter Bakker, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, vol. 70, no. 1 & 2 (1996); p. 190-192
Warriors of the way by Harry Harrison( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Creole syntax : parallel outlines of 18 Creole grammars( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study seeks to answer some fundamental questions in Creole studies: which structural features are shared by all the world's Creoles, and to what extent are the traits typical of Atlantic Creoles also found elsewhere in the world?
Contact languages( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact has always been a normal part of the development of languages, from those of ancient empires, those of colonial expansion, and to those of our globalizing planet today. Pidgin and creole studies have merged with the study of other language contact phenomena (adult second-language acquisition, bilingualism, bilingual mixed languages, language shift, partially restructured languages, language attrition, etc.) to form the flourishing field of contact linguistics. This new Routledge Major Work brings together the most important contributions advancing our understanding of language contact phenomena. Its five volumes cover almost two hundred years of scholarship and provide researchers and students with an overview of how insights about the new languages that emerged as a result of European expansion to Africa, Asia, the New World and the Pacific have led to a clearer view of what language is. Beginning fitfully in the mid-nineteenth century and then gathering momentum after 1960, the field of pidgin and creole linguistics has developed from a marginal field associated with the stigma of the languages it studied to a subfield which is now at the centre of linguistic enquiry
Pidgins and Creoles by John A Holm( Book )

23 editions published between 1955 and 1999 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creole English of Nicaragua's Miskito Coast : its sociolinguistic history and a comparative study of its lexicon and syntax by John A Holm( )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1986 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man of a thousand loves and other selected poems from the works of Edwin Leibfreed by Edwin Leibfreed( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact languages : critical concepts in language studies( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact languages : critical concepts in language studies( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact languages : critical concepts in language studies( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact languages : critical concepts in language studies( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contact languages : critical concepts in language studies( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pidgins and creoles by John A Holm( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to pidgin and creoles by John A Holm( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This textbook is a clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. Starting with an overview of the field's basic concepts, it surveys the new languages that developed as a result of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific
 
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An introduction to pidgins and creolesLanguages in contact : the partial restructuring of vernacularsAtlantic meets Pacific : a global view of Pidginization and Creolization ; elected papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics)Comparative Creole syntax : parallel outlines of 18 Creole grammarsContact languagesPidgins and CreolesContact languages : critical concepts in language studiesContact languages : critical concepts in language studies