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).
- 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