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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 : John Benjamins Publishing Company, [2000] ©2000
Series: Creole language library, v. 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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 papers and proceedings
Congresses
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 : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Verb movement in four Creole languages: a comparative analysis / Marlyse Baptista --
Notes on componential diffusion in the genesis of the Kabuverdianu Cluster / Angela Bartns --
"High" Kwéyòl: the emergence of a formal Creole register in St. Lucia / Paul B. Bartens --
From Latin to Early Romance: a case of partial Creolization? / Stéphane Goyette --
The Creole verb: a comparative study of stativity and time reference / John Holm, et al --
Are Creole languages "Perfect" languages? / Alain Kihm --
The origin of the syntax and semantics of property items in the Surinamese Plantation Creole / Bettina Migge --
Variable concord in Portuguese: the situation in Brazil and Portugal / Anthony J. Naro and Maria Marta Pereira Scherre --
dt Nativation and genesis of Hawaiian Creole / Sarah Julianne Roberts --
The status of Sango in fact and fiction. On the one-hundredth anniversary of its conception / William J. Samarin --
Optimality theory, the minimal-word constraint, and the historical sequencing of substrate influence in Pidgin/Creole genesis / John Victor Sigler --
The story of kom in Nigerian Pidgin English / Sali A. Tagliamonte --
Tense and aspects in sranan and the Creole prototype / bDonald Winford --
Chaos and Creoles. Towards a new paradigm? / George Lang --
Wh-words and question formation in Pidgin/Creole languages / J. Clancey Clements and Almar Mahboob.
Series Title: Creole language library, v. 21.
Responsibility: edited by John McWhorter.
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