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Language change and language contact in pidgins and creoles

Author: John H McWhorter; Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©2000.
Series: Creole language library, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is a selection of 15 papers presented at three meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in 1996 and 1997. They demonstrate how pidgins and creoles shed light on issues  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter; Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics.
ISBN: 1556196687 9781556196683 9027252432 9789027252432
OCLC Number: 42435071
Language Note: Includes examples in various creole and pidgin languages.
Notes: Fifteen papers selected from those presented at three consecutive meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held Jan. 1996 in San Diego, Jan. 1997 in Chicago, and June 1997 in London.
Description: vi, 503 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Preface; 2. Verb Movement in four Creole Languages: A Comparative Analysis (by Baptista, Marlyse); 3. Notes on Componential Diffusion in the Genesis of the Kabuverdianu Cluster (by Bartens, Angela); 4. "High" Kweyol: The Emergence of a Formal Creole Register in St Lucia (by Garrett, Paul B.); 5. From Latin to Early Romance: A Case of Partial Creolization? (by Goyette, Stephane); 6. The Creole verb: A Comparative Study of Stativity and Time Reference (by Holm, John); 7. Are Creole Languages "Perfect" Languages? (by Kihm, Alain); 8. The Origin of the Syntax and Semantics of Property Items in the Surinamese Plantation Creole (by Migge, Bettina); 9. Variable Concord in Portuguese: The Situation in Brazil and Portugal (by Naro, Anthony J.); 10. Nativization and the genesis of Hawaiian Creole (by Roberts, Sarah J.); 11. The Status of Sango in Fact and Fiction. On the one-hundredth anniversary of its conception (by Samarin, William J.); 12. Optimality Theory, the Minimal-Word Constraint, and the Historical Sequencing of Substrate Influence in Pidgin/Creole Genesis (by Singler, John Victor); 13. The Story of kom in Nigerian Pidgin English (by Tagliamonte, Sali A.); 14. Tense and Aspect in Sranan and the Creole Prototype (by Winford, Donald); 15. Chaos and Creoles. Towards a New Paradigm? (by Lang, George); 16. Wh-words and Question Formation in Pidgin/Creole Languages (by Clements, J. Clancy); 17. Index
Series Title: Creole language library, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by John McWhorter.
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