John Victor Singler

List of John Benjamins publications for which John Victor Singler plays a role.

Book series


Pidgin and Creole Tense/Mood/Aspect Systems

Edited by John Victor Singler

[Creole Language Library, 6] 1990. xvi, 240 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Semantics | Syntax


Kouwenberg, Silvia and John Victor Singler 2020 Are creoles a special type of language? Methodological issues in new approaches to an old questionAdvances in Contact Linguistics: In honour of Pieter Muysken, Smith, Norval, Tonjes Veenstra and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 107–158 | Chapter
This paper takes as its starting point Muysken’s (1988a: 300) view of a ‘creole’ language as “just a language.” With this statement, Muysken rejects the idea of a creole prototype. Over the past 20 years, that idea has seen several new proponents. We provide a brief overview, before turning our… read more
Singler, John Victor 2007 Samaná and Sinoe, Part II: ProvenanceJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 22:2, pp. 309–345 | Article
Singler, John Victor 2007 Samaná and Sinoe, Part I: Stalking the vernacularSubstrate Influence in Creole Formation, Migge, Bettina and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 123–148 | Article
Singler, John Victor 2006 Children and creole genesisJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 21:1, pp. 157–173 | Miscellaneous
Singler, John Victor 2006 Yes, but not in the CaribbeanJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 21:2, pp. 337–358 | Miscellaneous
Singler, John Victor 1999 On the Marking of Temporal Sequencing in Vernacular Liberian EnglishCreole Genesis, Attitudes and Discourse: Studies celebrating Charlene J. Sato, Rickford, John R. and Suzanne Romaine (eds.), pp. 337 ff. | Article
Singler, John Victor 1999 John Victor Singler in response to Derek BickertonJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 14:1, pp. 217–218 | Miscellaneous
In an early Caribbean colony the conversion from other crops to sugar monoculture utterly transformed the colony's society and arguably its language as well. A comparative quantitative analysis of the populations of Haiti and Martinique makes the case that the initial period of creole genesis on… read more
Singler, John Victor 1991 Liberian Settler English and the Ex-Slave Recordings: A Comprative StudyThe Emergence of Black English: Text and commentary, Bailey, Guy, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila (eds.), pp. 249 ff. | Article
Singler, John Victor 1990 Introduction: Pidgins and Creoles and Tense-Mood-AspectPidgin and Creole Tense/Mood/Aspect Systems, Singler, John Victor (ed.), pp. vii ff. | Article
Singler, John Victor 1988 The Story of OStudies in Language 12:1, pp. 123–144 | Article
Singler, John Victor 1987 The City, The Mesolect, and InnovationJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 2:2, pp. 119–147 | Article
Change in a creole or pidgin continuum is like linguistic change elsewhere: innovations that are identified with speakers who bear prestige are likely to spread, while innovations identified with speakers who do not bear prestige are not. In the case of the continuum that spans Liberian English… read more
Singler, John Victor 1987 Where did Liberian English NA Come From?English World-Wide 8:1, pp. 69–95 | Article
Singler, John Victor 1986 John Victor SinglerJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 1:1, pp. 141–145 | Squib