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The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies

The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies

Silvia Kouwenberg (Editor), John Victor Singler (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-30598-2

Mar 2009, Wiley-Blackwell

704 pages

Description

Featuring an international contributor list, this long-awaited and broad-ranging collection examines the key issues, topics and research in pidgin and creole studies.
  • A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies
  • Brings together newly-commissioned entries by an international contributor team
  • Accessibly structured into four sections covering: the character of pidgins and creoles; the relation of pidgins/creoles to other language phenomena and other languages; issues in pidgin/creole genesis; and the role of pidgins/creoles in society
  • Provides a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers working across a number linguistic disciplines, including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and the anthropology of language
List of Abbreviations.

1 Introduction (Silvia Kouwenberg and John Victor Singler).

Part I Properties of Pidgins and Creoles.

2 Atlantic Creole Syntax (Donald Winford).

3 Forging Pacific Pidgin and Creole Syntax: Substrate, Discourse, and Inherent Variability (Miriam Meyerhoff).

4 Pidgin and Creole Morphology (Terry Crowley).

5 Creole Phonology (Norval S. H. Smith).

6 Pidgins versus Creoles and Pidgincreoles (Peter Bakker).

7 Non-Indo-European Pidgins and Creoles (Kees Versteegh).

Part II Perspectives on Pidgin/Creole Genesis.

8 Pidgins/Creoles, and Second Language Acquisition (Jeff Siegel).

9 Creole Genesis: The Impact of the Language Bioprogram Hypothesis (Tonjes Veenstra).

10 Pidgins/Creoles and Historical Linguistics (Sarah G. Thomason).

11 Pidgins/Creoles and Contact Languages: An Overview (Rajend Mesthrie).

12 Creole Studies and Multilingualism (Pieter Muysken).

13 A Demographic Perspective on Creole Formation (Jacques Arends).

14 The Sociohistorical Context of Creole Genesis (John Victor Singler).

15 The Cultural in Pidgin Genesis (Christine Jourdan).

Part III Pidgins/Creoles and Linguistic Explanation.

16 Grammaticalization in Pidgins and Creoles (Adrienne Bruyn).

17 Creoles, Markedness, and Default Settings: An Appraisal (Alain Kihm).

18 Semantic Evidence in Pidgin and Creole Genesis (George Huttar).

19 Pidgins, Creoles, and Variation (Peter L. Patrick).

Part IV Pidgins/Creoles and Kindred Languages.

20 The Case of Signed Languages in the Context of Pidgin and Creole Studies (Judy Kegl).

21 Pidgins/Creoles and African American English (Arthur K. Spears).

22 Spanish-Based Creoles in the Caribbean (John M. Lipski).

Part V Pidgins/Creoles in Society.

23 Pidgins/Creoles and Discourse (Geneviève Escure).

24 Pidgins/Creoles and Education (Dennis Craig).

25 Language Planning in Pidgins and Creoles (Hubert Devonish).

26 Literary Representations of Creole Languages: Cross-Linguistic Perspectives from the Caribbean (Hélène Buzelin and Lise Winer).

Author Index.

Language Index.

Subject Index.

  • A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies
  • Brings together newly-commissioned entries by an international contributor team
  • Accessibly structured into four sections covering: the properties of pidgins and creoles; the relation of pidgins/creoles to other language phenomena and other languages; issues in pidgin/creole genesis; and the role of pidgins/creoles in society
  • Provides a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers working across a number linguistic disciplines, including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and the anthropology of language