Creolization and Contact

ORCID logoNorval Smith | University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoTonjes Veenstra | Free University Berlin
ISBN 9789027252456 (Eur) | EUR 120.00
ISBN 9781588111111 (USA) | USD 180.00
ISBN 9789027297716 | EUR 120.00 | USD 180.00
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This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at “The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization.” These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.
[Creole Language Library, 23] 2001.  vi, 323 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This excellent and impressive volume approaches the problems it addresses at a variety of levels and surely will motivate provocative discussion and research.”
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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