Creolization and Contact

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  • Editors: Norval Smith1, and Tonjes Veenstra2
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2001
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027297716

This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at &#8220;The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization.&#8221; These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.<br />

Subjects: Contact Linguistics; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology; Creole studies; Historical linguistics

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Amsterdam; 2: Free University Berlin

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