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Title Pidgins and Creoles : an introduction
Published Amsterdam/Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 1994
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Description 1 online resource (427 pages)
Contents Pidgins and Creoles; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Preface and acknowledgements; List of abbreviations used in glosses; Contents; Part 1. General Aspects; 1. The study of pidgin and creole languages; 2. The socio-historical background of creoles; 3. Pidgins; 4. Mixed languages and language intertwining; 5. Variation; 6. Decolonization, language planning and education; 7. Creole literature; Part 2. Theories of Genesis; 8. Theories focusing on the European input; 9. Theories focusing on the non-European input; 10. Gradualist and developmental hypotheses; 11. Universalist approaches
Summary This introduction to the linguistic study of pidgin and creole languages is clearly designed as an introductory course book. It does not demand a high level of previous linguistic knowledge. Part I: General Aspects and Part II: Theories of Genesis constitute the core for presentation and discussion in the classroom, while Part III: Sketches of Individual Languages (such as Eskimo Pidgin, Haitian, Saramaccan, Shaba Swahili, Fa d'Ambu, Papiamentu, Sranan, Berbice Dutch) and Part IV: Grammatical Features (such as TMA particles and auxiliaries, noun phrases, reflexives, serial verbs, fronting) can
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Subject Creole dialects.
Pidgin languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Arends, Jacques.
Muysken, Pieter.
Smith, Norval.
ISBN 1282163647
9027299501 (electronic bk.)
9789027299505 (electronic bk.)