Issues in English Creoles: Papers from the 1975 Hawaii Conference

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Richard R. Day
John Benjamins Publishing, Jan 1, 1980 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 185 pages
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The purpose of this volume is to make more accessible, for the use of researchers and students in the field of pidgins and creoles, presentations of the third International Conference on Pidgins and Creoles in Honolulu, 1975, dealing with English-based creoles. Aside from their documentary value, the ten papers of this volume are of interest for several reasons: they contain interesting data and observations on the languages themselves, in particular Trinidadian Creole, Guyanese Creole, St. Kitts Creole, and Bahamian English. Additionally, the contributions are significant for the insights they have into the importance of variation, a topic which must be confronted by those who investigate pidgins and creoles. Apart from Bickerton s paper dealing with universals, the papers are presented according to the geographic area where the linguistic systems are used.
 

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Contents

CREOLIZATION LINGUISTIC UNIVERSALS NATURAL SEMANTAX AND THE BRAIN
1
THE ADEQUACY OF CERTAIN THEORIES IN ACCOUNTING FOR IMPORTANT GRAMMATICAL RELATIONSHIPS IN A CREOLE LANGU...
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ON THE NOTION OF DECREOLIZATION AND ST KITTS CREOLE PERSONAL PRONOUNS
39
THE CREOLE SITUATION IN THE CONTEXT OF SOCIOLINGUISTIC STUDIES
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HOW DOES DOZ DISAPPEAR?
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FROM PREPOSITION TO COMPLEMENTIZER IN CARIBBEAN ENGLISH CREOLE
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A CREOLE ENGLISH CONTINUUM AND THE THEORY OF GRAMMAR
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BAHAMIAN ENGLISHA NONCONTINUUM?
133
SUFFICIENCY CONDITIONS FOR A PRIOR CREOLIZATION OF BLACK ENGLISH
147
LEXICALIZATION IN BLACK ENGLISH
163
APPENDIX
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