Dimensions of a Creole Continuum: History, Texts & Linguistic Analysis of Guyanese Creole

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Stanford University Press, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 340 pages
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Contents

Background
10
Historical and Sociolinguistic Developments
41
Early Written Texts
81
Cane Walk
121
Other Areas
205
Modern Texts from Diverse Domains
257
Notes
287
References
305
Line Index of Selected Grammatical Features
327
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About the author (1987)

John R. Rickford is the Martin Luther King Centennial Professor of Linguistics and African and Afro-American Studies at Stanford University. He is also the Director of the thirty-year-old degree-granting Program in African and Afro-American Studies, and President of the International Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles, and several books, including "Dimensions of a Creole Continuum" (1987), editor of "A Festival of Guyanese Words" (1978), "Sociolinguistics and Pidgin-Creole Studies" (1988), and co-editor of "Analyzing Variation in Language" (1987).

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