Structure and Variation in Language Contact

| University of Cape Town, Monash University
| University of Geneva
ISBN 9789027252517 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027293084 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This volume presents a careful selection of fifteen articles presented at the SPCL meetings in Atlanta, Boston and Hawai'i in 2003 and 2004. The contributions reflect – from various perspectives and using different types of data – on the interplay between structure and variation in contact languages, both synchronically and diachronically. The contributors consider a wide range of languages, including Surinamese creoles, Chinook Jargon, Yiddish, AAVE, Haitian Creole, Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Portuguese varieties, Nigerian Pidgin, Sri Lankan Malay, Papiamentu, and Bahamian Creole English. A need to question and test existing claims regarding pidginization/creolization is evident in all contributions, and the authors provide analyses for a variety of grammatical structures: VO-ordering and affixation, agglutination, negation, TMAs, plural marking, the copula, and serial verb constructions. The volume provides ample evidence for the observation that pidgin/creole studies is today a mature subfield of linguistics which is making important contributions to general linguistic theory.
[Creole Language Library, 29]  2006.  viii, 376 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Ana Deumert and Stephanie Durrleman
Part I: Structure
The phonetics of tone in Saramaccan
Jeff Good
Tracing the origin of modality in the creoles of Suriname
Bettina Migge
Modelling Creole Genesis: Headedness in morphology
Tonjes Veenstra
The restructuring of tense/aspect systems in creole formation
Donald Winford
Syntactic properties of negation in Chinook Jargon, with a comparison of two source languages
Zvjezdana Vrzić
Sri Lankan Malay morphosyntax: Lankan or Malay?
Peter Slomanson
Sri Lanka Malay: Creole or convert?
Ian Smith and Scott Paauw
The advantages of a blockage-based etymological dictionary for proven or putative relexified languages: (Extrapolating from the Yiddish experience)
Paul Wexler
Part II: Variation
A fresh look at habitual be in AAVE
Chris Collins
Oral narrative and tense in urban Bahamian Creole English
Stephanie Hackert
Aspects of variation in educated Nigerian Pidgin: Verbal structures
Dagmar Deuber
A linguistic time-capsule: Plural /s/ reduction in Afro-Portuguese and Afro-Hispanic historical texts
Fernanda L. Ferreira
The progressive in the spoken Papiamentu of Aruba
Tara Sanchez
Was Haitian ever more like French?
Mikael Parkvall
The late transfer of serial verb constructions as stylistic variants in Saramaccan creole
Marvin Kramer
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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