Sarah G. Thomason

List of John Benjamins publications for which Sarah G. Thomason plays a role.

Book series


Contact Languages: A wider perspective

Edited by Sarah G. Thomason

[Creole Language Library, 17] 1997. xiii, 506 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology


Campbell, Lyle and Sarah G. Thomason 2023 Obituary: Terry KaufmanDiachronica 40:5, pp. 571–577 | Obituary
Thomason, Sarah G. 2016 Language contact and change in the Americas: The state of the artLanguage Contact and Change in the Americas: Studies in honor of Marianne Mithun, Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L., Diane M. Hintz and Carmen Jany (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
This paper begins by sketching the current state of studies in the history, especially the contact history, of indigenous languages of the Americas. Most of the historical linguistic research to date has focused on North American languages of the United States and Canada: here the membership and… read more
Thomason, Sarah G. 2013 How to avoid pitfalls in documenting endangered languagesResponses to Language Endangerment: In honor of Mickey Noonan, Mihas, Elena, Bernard Perley, Gabriel Rei-Doval and Kathleen Wheatley (eds.), pp. 79–94 | Article
Conducting fieldwork on an endangered language resembles fieldwork projects on non-endangered languages in most respects, but there also some differences that require extra attention when one studies an endangered language in the field. This paper concentrates on the differences. It covers such… read more
Pires, Acrisio and Sarah G. Thomason 2008 How much syntactic reconstruction is possible?Principles of Syntactic Reconstruction, Ferraresi, Gisella and Maria Goldbach (eds.), pp. 27–72 | Article
This paper explores ways to synthesize methods from generative linguistics and historical linguistics to develop explanatory criteria that need to be satisfied by different attempts to carry out syntactic reconstruction. It addresses various questions such as (i) the need to define exactly what it… read more
Thomason, Sarah G. 2003 The journal ten years laterJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 18:2, pp. 267–272 | Article
Thomason, Sarah G. 2003 A response to Mufwene’s responseJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 18:2, pp. 289–298 | Article
Thomason, Sarah G. 2002 Which route(s) to creole genesis?Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 17:2, pp. 265–271 | Miscellaneous
Thomason, Sarah G. 2002 Creoles and genetic relationshipJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 17:1, pp. 101–109 | Miscellaneous
Thomason, Sarah G. 2001 10. Contact-induced language change and Pidgin/Creole genesisCreolization and Contact, Smith, Norval and Tonjes Veenstra (eds.), pp. 249 ff. | Article
Thomason, Sarah G. 1997 Ma’a (Mbugu)Contact Languages: A wider perspective, Thomason, Sarah G. (ed.), pp. 469–487 | Article
Thomason, Sarah G. 1997 Mednyj AleutContact Languages: A wider perspective, Thomason, Sarah G. (ed.), pp. 449–468 | Article
Thomason, Sarah G. 1992 Response to BickertonJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 7:1, pp. 106–111 | Squib
Thomason, Sarah G. 1989 Sarah Thomason: Brief MentionJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 4:1, pp. 153–154 | Miscellaneous
Thomason, Sarah G. 1980 Continuity of transmission and genetic relationshipPapers from the Fourth International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Stanford, March 26–30 1979, Traugott, Elizabeth Closs, Rebecca Labrum and Susan C. Shepherd (eds.), pp. 27–35 | Article