Orality, Identity, and Resistance in Palenque (Colombia)

An interdisciplinary approach

Armin Schwegler | University of California, Irvine
Bryan Kirschen | Binghamton University, State University of New York
Graciela Maglia | Instituto Caro y Cuervo, Bogotá & Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá
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Located near Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, Palenque is a former Afro-Hispanic maroon community that has recently attracted much national and international attention. The authors of this collection examine Palenque’s linguistic, geographic, and cultural origins from interdisciplinary and theoretically diverse perspectives. Extensive in situ fieldwork and long-term familiarity with the Palenquero community form the basis of the seven essays, all of which are enriched by data from archival and other scholarly works. In this book, linguists, literary scholars, historians, and specialists in cultural and visual studies thereby enter into mutually enriching dialogues about the origins and nature of Palenque’s unique Lengua (local creole) and culture. This rich tapestry of ideas is decidedly international, as its authors are members of academic institutions in the United States, Europe, and Latin America. Orality, Identity, and Resistance in Palenque (Colombia) is an updated translation of Palenque, Colombia: Oralidad, identidad y resistencia, 2012.
[Contact Language Library, 54] 2017.  xvii, 323 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The volume […] represents the first attempt to synthesize the sociolinguist and historical dimension of San Basilio de Palenque, and it succeeds admirably.”
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Jacobs, Bart & Mikael Parkvall
2021. How ‘Portuguese’ are Palenquero and Chabacano really?. Revue Romane. Langue et littérature. International Journal of Romance Languages and Literatures 56:2  pp. 235 ff. DOI logo
Lipski, John M.
2019. Chapter 5. Spanish and Palenquero. In Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception [Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 21],  pp. 154 ff. DOI logo
Lopez-Barrios, Wilmar
2024. Language-Specific Prosody in Statements of Palenquero/Spanish Bilinguals. Languages 9:4  pp. 132 ff. DOI logo
Martínez, Beatriz, Filipa Simão, Verónica Gomes, Masinda Nguidi, Antonio Amorim, Elizeu F. Carvalho, Javier Marrugo & Leonor Gusmão
2020. Searching for the roots of the first free African American community. Scientific Reports 10:1 DOI logo
Parkvall, Mikael & Bart Jacobs
2020. Palenquero origins. Diachronica 37:4  pp. 540 ff. DOI logo
Schwegler, Armin
2018. Negation in Palenquero. In Negation and Negative Concord [Contact Language Library, 55],  pp. 257 ff. DOI logo
Schwegler, Armin
2020. Palenque (Colombia). In Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory 16 [Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 16],  pp. 242 ff. DOI logo
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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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