Creolization and Contact
Norval Smith, Tonjes Veenstra
John Benjamins Publishing, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 323 pages
This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization. These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.
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Relexification in creole genesis and its effects
Its depiction in recent literature
Paralexification in language intertwining
Pidginization creolization and creoloids in Stockholm Sweden
Koine formation and creole genesis
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African Amsterdam and Philadelphia Arends Beeldsnijder Berbice Berbice Dutch Bickerton bilingualism borrowing Cambridge contact language contact situations contact varieties convergence creole genesis creole languages creolists creolization deictic derived dialects dos-sentences elements English example Fiji Hindi Fongbe French genetic Germanic grammatical Haitian Creole Hiligaynon historical linguistics Immigrant Swedish intertwined languages involved John Benjamins Kannada koine koine formation koineization Kotsinas language acquisition language contact language intertwining levelling lexical entry lexical items lexicon lexifier Ma'a Marathi Mbugu Michif mixed languages morphemes morphology Mufwene Ndyuka Negerhollands Norval Smith noun paralexification Philippine languages phonological pidgin/creole genesis pidgins and creoles plantation plural marker Portuguese pronoun properties relexification result Saramaccan second language semantic Shelta Siegel similar slaves Slavic social sociolinguistic spoken Sprachbund Sranan structure substrate languages superstrate superstratum Surinam creoles syntactic syntax tense Thomason tion University Press Urdu variation verb vocabulary words Yiddish