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The Creole Debate

Author: John H McWhorter
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Creoles have long been the subject of debate in linguistics, with many conflicting views, both on how they are formed, and what their political and linguistic status should be. Indeed, over the past twenty years, some creole specialists have argued that it has been wrong to think of creoles as anything but language blends in the same way that Yiddish is a blend of German and Hebrew and Slavic. Here, John H.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McWhorter, John H.
The Creole Debate
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter
ISBN: 9781108553308 1108553303
OCLC Number: 1034583765
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (182 p.)
Contents: Introduction; 1. The creole exceptionalism hypothesis; 2. Is creolization just language mixture?; 3. Is creolization just second-language acquisition?; 4. What about complexity?; 5. Newer challenges; 6. Envoi.
Responsibility: John H. McWhorter.

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Creole specialists have long argued that it is wrong to think of creoles as anything but language blends, in the same way that Yiddish is a blend of German, Hebrew and Slavic. This book debunks this  Read more...

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'This eloquent and well-researched book on creole languages is the final nail to the coffin of the ideologists who claim that there is nothing special about the grammars of these languages. Chapeau!' Read more...

 
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