Studies in Contact Linguistics: Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert

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Peter Lang, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 334 pages
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This state-of-the-art volume features fourteen contributions by internationally renowned scholars covering three areas of contact linguistics: (1) Creolistics, beginning with an essay on the rise of the meaning and use of the word criollo, followed by studies of linguistic features of African American English, bozal Spanish, and Afrikaans; (2) German language varieties spoken in different periods and regions of the United States; and (3) theoretical issues central to analyzing language contact phenomena. Fittingly, social factors figure prominently in these analyses of language structure, providing a comprehensive view of the issues and topics to which Glenn G. Gilbert has dedicated his professional life.
 

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Contents

The odyssey of criollo
3
Black white contacts and the maintenance of identity
45
The origins of the Afrikaans prenominal possessive systems
103
Patterns of language maintenance in German American
127
Standard German in Texas
167
Some exploratory comments relating sociolinguistic typology
207
Revisiting relexification in creole formation
231
Biographical sketch of Glenn G Gilbert
311
Language index
325
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The Editors: Linda L. Thornburg holds a B.A. in English literature and an M.A. in English as a foreign language from Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Southern California. She has taught at California State University, Fresno; Loránd Eötvös University, Budapest, where she was a Fulbright Scholar and Associate Professor; and at Hamburg University. She has published numerous articles on grammatical reflections of conceptual metonymy, metaphor, and pragmatics with Klaus-Uwe Panther, with whom she is co-editor of Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing (2003).
Janet M. Fuller is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Southern Illinois University. She completed her Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of South Carolina, her M.A. in American studies and ethnology at the Freie Universität Berlin, and her B.A. in anthropology at Macalester College in Minnesota. Her research interests include language contact and bilinguals (German/English and Spanish/English), sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, and gender studies.

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