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Spears, Arthur K. (Arthur Kean) 1943-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 1,481 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PM7802, 417.22
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Arthur K Spears
The structure and status of pidgins and creoles including selected papers from the meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics ( )
10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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)
Race and ideology : language, symbolism, and popular culture ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Haitian Creole language : history, structure, use, and education ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Haitian Creole Language is the first book dealing with the central role of Creole in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora, especially in the United States. Dispelling myths about Creole, with discussions of Haitian and Haitian Creole history, it provides a foundation for educators, service providers, policy makers, social scientists, and language and literature scholars to understand Creole in its historical, social, political, educational, and economic developmental contexts
The semantics of English complementation by Arthur K Spears ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The other come in Black English by Arthur K Spears ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Languages and dialects in the U.S. : focus on diversity and linguistics ( Book )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is a concise introduction to linguistic diversity in the U.S. for students with little to no background in linguistics. The goal of the editors of this collection of fourteen chapters, written by leading experts on the language varieties discussed, is to offer students detailed insight into the languages they speak or hear around them, grounded in comprehensive coverage of the linguistic systems underpinning them. The book begins with "setting the stage" chapters, introducing the sociocultural context of the languages and dialects featured in the book. The remaining chapters are each devoted to particular U.S. dialects and varieties of American English, each with problem sets and suggested further readings to reinforce basic concepts and new linguistic terminology and to encourage further study of the languages and dialects covered. By presenting students with both the linguistic and social, cultural, and political foundations of these particular dialects and variations of English, Languages and Dialects in the U.S. is the ideal text for students interested in linguistic diversity in the U.S., in introductory courses in sociolinguistics, language and culture, and language variation and change"--
The structure and status of pidgins and creoles : includiing selected papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Languages : Africanisms in the Americas by Arthur K Spears ( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stem and so-called anterior verb forms in Haitian Creole by Arthur K Spears ( )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Spears, Arthur Kean
Spears, Arthur Kean, 1943-
Languages
English (34)
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