History, Society and Variation: In Honor of Albert Valdman

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Albert Valdman, J. Clancy Clements
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 304 pages
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This volume presents a collection of new articles by sixteen specialists in the field of pidgin and creole studies, assembled in honor of the world-renowned creolist, Albert Valdman. The articles, written from a variety of theoretical perspectives, are organized thematically in three sections: on the history of specific pidgins or creoles (including Louisiana Creole and Haitian Creole); on the sociohistorical settings that gave rise to these contact languages and issues affecting their future development; and on issues of linguistic variation and change. In keeping with Valdman s own primary interests, the French-based creoles receive the most attention, including both those of the Atlantic zone and those of the Indian Ocean, but the volume also presents significant scholarship on English- and Portuguese-based varieties.
 

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Contents

LOUISIANA CREOLE AT THE PERIPHERY
11
USING AND INTERPRETING HISTORICAL TEXTS TO ANALYZE THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CREOLE LANGUAGES
29
LEXICAL ASPECTS OF FRENCH AND CREOLE IN SAINTDOMINGUE AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
47
THE LEXICALIZATIONGRAMMATICALIZATION CONTINUUM
77
CREOLE TRANSPLANTATION
103
II SOCIETY
135
CREOLES CAPITALISM AND COLONIALISM
137
A CURIOSITY OF MAURITIAN CREOLE
153
III VARIATION
201
ALBERT VALDMAN ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CREOLES
203
DIATOPIC VARIATION IN HAITIAN CREOLE
225
INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS IN LOUISIANA CREOLE AND THE MULTIPLE GENESIS HYPOTHESIS
235
GENDER IN FRENCH CREOLES
251
TENSE MOOD AND ASPECT AND THE DEIXIS ORDERING PRINCIPLE
273
Index
297
the series Creole Language Library
305

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONDITIONS FOR THE EMERGENCE OF A KOINE AMONG FRENCHLEXIFIED CREOLE LANGUAGES
163
FRENCH IN HAITI
179

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J. Clancy Clements is Professor of Linguistics and Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University.

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