Creole Languages and Linguistic Typology

Parth Bhatt | University of Toronto
ORCID logoTonjes Veenstra | Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
ISBN 9789027202765 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
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It is generally assumed that Creole languages form a separate category from the rest of the world’s languages. The papers in this volume, written by internationally renowned scholars in the field of Creole studies, seek to explore more deeply this commonly held assumption by comparing the linguistic properties of specific Creole languages to each other and also to non-Creole languages. Using a variety of methodological and analytical approaches, the contributions to this volume show that the linguistic classification of Creole languages continues to be a topic of intense debate that requires the re-examination of the premises of linguistic typology. What is the linguistic motivation for considering that languages are related or unrelated? How and why do common linguistic properties arise? Are Creoles indeed exceptional? This volume examines these questions and provides a strong foundation for continued research into the phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic features found in Creole languages. Most of these articles were previously published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 26:1 (2011). The article by Jeff Good was previously published in the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27:1 (2012).
[Benjamins Current Topics, 57] 2013.  v, 279 pp.
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“The volume shows that creoles may be both more complex overall and less exceptional structurally than commonly thought.”
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Main BIC Subject

CF/2ZP: Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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