Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages

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Editors
ORCID logoBettina Migge | University College Dublin
Anthony P. Grant | Edge Hill University
Book Review Editor
John H. McWhorter | Columbia University
Associate Editor Emeritus
Armin Schwegler | University of California, Irvine
Honorary Editors
Glenn Gilbert | Southern Illinois University, Emeritus
Donald Winford | The Ohio State University

The Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (JPCL) aims to provide a forum for the scholarly study of pidgins, creoles, and other contact language varieties, from multi-disciplinary perspectives. The journal places special emphasis on current research devoted to empirical description, theoretical issues, and the broader implications of the study of contact languages for, among others, theories of language development, use, change and acquisition. The editors also encourage contributions on pragmatics and language ideologies, and that explore the application of linguistic research to language planning, education, and social reform, as well as studies that examine the role of contact languages in the social life and culture, including the literature and other media, of their communities.

JPCL publishes its articles Online First.

The journal has a companion series of books, the Contact Language Library , formerly Creole Language Library.

ISSN: 0920-9034 | E-ISSN: 1569-9870
DOI logo
https://doi.org/10.1075/jpcl
Latest articles

15 April 2024

  • Toward a typology of Australian contact languages
    Carmel O’Shannessy , Denise Angelo Jane Simpson | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 1–33
  • 5 April 2024

  • Irina Popova Tokio Takata . 2017. Slovari Kyakhtinskogo Pidzhina
    Reviewed by Anthony P. Grant | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 307–311
  • Yolanda Rivera-Castillo . 2022. A description of Papiamentu: a Creole Language of the Caribbean Area
    Reviewed by Anthony P. Grant | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 302–306
  • Enoch Oladé Aboh Cécil B. Vigouroux (eds.). 2021. Variation rolls the dice. A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene
    Reviewed by Yaron Matras | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 293–301
  • Nala H. Lee . 2022. A grammar of Baba Malay
    Reviewed by Peter Slomanson | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 286–292
  • 8 March 2024

  • Indigenous Language Ecologies framework : A tool for inserting Indigenous contact languages and their speakers into policy in Australia
    Denise Angelo | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 34–70
  • 27 February 2024

  • Verb marking and classification of adjectival predicates in creoles
    Paula Prescod | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 250–285
  • 22 February 2024

  • Noun phrases in Kwéyòl Donmnik
    Joy P. G. Peltier
  • 12 February 2024

  • Reported language choice and usage of teenage Mauritians : A sociolinguistic perspective
    Anu Bissoonauth Gaetano Rando
  • 9 February 2024

  • Source language influences in the Australian mixed language, Light Warlpiri
    Carmel O’Shannessy | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 125–148
  • 6 February 2024

  • After 1788 : Contact varieties in the first sixty years of Australia’s colonisation
    Jane Simpson | JPCL 39:1 (2024) p. 71
  • 19 January 2024

  • Remarks on the syntax of bare nouns in Papiamentu
    Luis López , Rodi Laanen , Charlotte Pouw M. Carmen Parafita Couto
  • 18 January 2024

  • Pacific transformations of the ‘Country of Babel’ : The legacy of a colonial language myth in nationalist discourses on Hawai‘i Creole and Tok Pisin
    Christoph Neuenschwander
  • 11 January 2024

  • ‘It runs in the family’ : Reconstructing the kinship terminology of Tugu Creole Portuguese
    Raan-Hann Tan Silvio Moreira De Sousa
  • 19 December 2023

  • The early Baba Malay continuum
    Nala H. Lee
  • 14 December 2023

  • Event plurality and the verbal suffix ‑(a)bad in Australian Kriol
    Connor Brown Maïa Ponsonnet | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 187–218
  • 11 December 2023

  • Alyawarr English : A new contact language of Central Australia
    Sally Dixon | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 149–186
  • 1 December 2023

  • Predicting the development of Papiamento and Dutch word decoding efficiency in the Dutch Caribbean
    Melissa van der Elst-Koeiman , Eliane Segers , Ronald Severing Ludo Verhoeven
  • 20 November 2023

  • Recognising Yarrie Lingo, the creole language of Yarrabah community in far north-eastern Queensland Australia
    Bernadine Yeatman Denise Angelo | JPCL 39:1 (2024) pp. 219–249
  • 16 October 2023

  • Adjective phrase fronting in the Malacca Creole Portuguese noun phrase : A vestige of South Asian substrate?
    Alan N Baxter
  • 3 October 2023

  • On the etymology and distribution of verb forms in Arabic-based pidgins : A usage-based approach
    Imed Louhichi
  • 2 October 2023

  • What can the stories of a frog tell us about motion event description in Gulf Pidgin Arabic?
    Imed Louhichi
  • 17 August 2023

  • Empiricism against imperialism : Science, dogma and the neocolonial heritage of creole studies. Reflections on
    Peter Bakker
  • A multidimensional perspective on the acquisition of subject-verb dependencies by Haitian-Creole speaking children : Insights from comprehension and production
    Isabelle Barrière , Blandine Joseph , Katsiaryna Aharodnik , Sarah Kresh , Guetjens Prince Fleurio , Géraldine Legendre Thierry Nazzi
  • 14 August 2023

  • Reciprocal constructions : Multilingual contact favors borrowing of transparent structures
    Kofi Yakpo
  • 13 July 2023

  • Skepi Creole Dutch : The Rodschied Papers
    Bart Jacobs Mikael Parkvall
  • 11 July 2023

  • Orthography, ideology and the codification of Mauritian Creole : The implications of decreasing linguistic Abstand
    Tejshree Auckle
  • Language use, language attitudes, and identity in Aruba : Is Aruban Papiamento under threat?
    Ellen-Petra Kester Samantha Buijink | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 389–430
  • 30 June 2023

  • The third space in the fourth column : Revisiting the role of agency in the formation of Creoles
    Felicity Meakins | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 431–445
  • 21 June 2023

  • A new view on ‘Yilan Creole’
    Gan-ling Tan | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 320–388
  • 29 May 2023

  • A corpus-driven description of o in Naijá (Nigerian Pidgin)
    Stefano Manfredi Slavomír Čéplö | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 290–319
  • 5 May 2023

  • Uyghur speakers’ acquisition of Mandarin tones
    Zhaojin Du Baoya Chen | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 62–82
  • Pún and tio̍h in Penang Hokkien
    Jia Wen Hing | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 151–169
  • Social status, contact history and the implosives in the Chinese dialects of Hainan
    Chuntao Liu | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 135–150
  • What have we missed? Theorising about Creoles in the absence of Melanesia and Australia
    Felicity Meakins | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 170–187
  • Nominalization in Wutun
    Erika Sandman | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 41–61
  • Converbs of Sinitic varieties in Qīnghǎi‑Gānsù linguistic area
    Mingyuan Shao Xuna Lin | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 14–40
  • Aspects of early Chinese global lexical copies surviving in Modern Uyghur
    Abdurishid Yakup | JPCL 38:1 (2023) p. 83
  • On the formation of the Ei language
    Xiaoyu Zeng | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 118–134
  • Natalie Operstein . 2021. The Lingua Franca: Contact-Induced Language Change in the Mediterranean
    Reviewed by Peter Bakker | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 202–206
  • George Saad . 2020. Variation and change in Abui: The impact of Alor Malay on an indigenous language of Indonesia
    Reviewed by John McWhorter | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 198–201
  • Raul Leal Gaião . 2019. Dicionário do Crioulo de Macau: Escrita de Adé em Patuá
    Reviewed by João Oliveira | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 188–192
  • Stephen Fafulas (ed.). 2020. Amazonian Spanish: Language contact and evolution
    Reviewed by Danae Perez | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 193–197
  • Languages and language contact in China
    Zhiming Bao , Ruiqing Shen Kunmei Han | JPCL 38:1 (2023) pp. 1–13
  • 1 May 2023

  • Morphopragmatic analysis of reduplication in Nigerian Pidgin (Naija)
    Nancy Chiagolum Odiegwu Jesús Romero-Trillo | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 263–289
  • 24 April 2023

  • Noun phrases in mixed Martinican Creole and French : Evidence for an Underspecified Language Model
    Pascal Vaillant | JPCL 38:2 (2023) pp. 207–262
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    ORCID logoPeter Bakker | Aarhus University
    Zhiming Bao | National University of Singapore
    Marlyse Baptista | University of Michigan
    Alan N. Baxter | Universidade Federal da Bahia
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    CF/2ZP: Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles

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    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General