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Pidgins and creoles

by John A. Holm

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Pidgin languages.,
  • Creole dialects.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn Holm.
    SeriesCambridge language surveys
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPM7802 .H65 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2392896M
    ISBN 100521249805, 0521271088, 0521350891, 0521359406
    LC Control Number87022408

    Pidgins and Creoles seem to be very interesting and fascinating for sociolinguists because this topic contains several areas of research like the origin of language, language loss, social contact and language prestige and definitely the rapid development and change of these languages. The development of Pidgins and Creoles has a long : GRIN Publishing. This book collects a selection of fifteen papers presented at three meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in and The focus is on papers which approach issues in creole studies with novel perspectives, address understudied pidgin and creole varieties, or compellingly argue for controversial positions.3/5(1).

    The terms pidgin and creole are technical terms used to distinguish between two stages of this language growth. Creole refers to the product of creolization, which is the mix of people, cultures, or languages. You can see this easily in culture through music, art, and food when aspects of the existing culture and an overlaying culture, perhaps due to migration or invasion, combine into. Pidgins and creoles have always attracted a great deal of interest - academic and otherwise - but in recent decades they have become increasingly important as a field of linguistic inquiry. Placing pidgins and creoles in the wider setting of linguistic theory, this book bridges the gap between intro.

      This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics. Part I presents the theoretical background, with chapters devoted to the definition of terms, the sociohistorical settings, theories on the genesis of pidgins and creoles, as well as discussions on language Cited by:   "Nevertheless, this book is a milestone in the historical linguistics of Pacific pidgins and creoles. It is a must not only for every linguist interested in pidgins and creoles and their history, but also for sociolinguists interested in language change and development, as well as for all linguists working in .


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Pidgins and creoles by John A. Holm Download PDF EPUB FB2

The focus of this study is upon those pidgins and creoles which are English based and which have arisen since the fifteenth century. The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence.

The author considers the potential of pidgins and creoles as. Pidgins and creoles have always attracted a great deal of interest - academic and otherwise - but in recent decades they have become increasingly important as a field of linguistic inquiry.

Placing pidgins and creoles in the wider setting of linguistic theory, this book bridges the gap between introductory material and primary material Format: Paperback. Pidgins and creoles and linguistics 1 Pidgins 4 Creoles 6 Other terms 9 Scope of the book 12 2 The development of theory 14 Introduction 14 Before European expansion 14 Early European expansion 16 The eighteenth century 18 The early nineteenth century 21 Van Name 24 Schuchardt and his.

A concluding chapter draws together the different strands of argumentation, and the annotated list provides the background information on several hundred pidgins, creoles and mixed ity rather than unity is taken to be the central theme, and for the first time in an introduction to pidgins and creoles, the Atlantic creoles.

Pidgins and Creoles - CRC Press Book This new four volume collection, Pidgins and Creoles, will showcase the major areas of research and their achievements in this multidisciplinary field.

The collection will include both works that represent the status quo as well as those that are controversial in nature but which have nevertheless f.

Pidgins and Creoles is a major linguistic survey which lays new foundations for research in the field. This volume presents an overview of the socio-historical development of each of some one hundred pidgins, creoles and semi-creoles, providing texts and highlinghting the salient linguistics features of by: 5.

At first, you're just two languages who are sort of seeing each other. Then, you're opening a joint bank account. The difference between pidgin and creole is a bit more subtle than you think. Pages in category "English-based pidgins and creoles" The following 60 pages are in this category, out of 60 total.

This list may not reflect recent changes ().main topic: English-based creole languages. Silvia Kouwenberg is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy at the University of the West Indies (Mona, Jamaica).

Her publications include A Grammar of Berbice Dutch (), Papiamentu (with Eric Murray, ), and Twice as Meaningful: Reduplication in Pidgins, Creoles and Other Contact Languages (edited, ). According to this view, creoles supposedly share similar syntactic features because they instantiate an innate language bioprogram that is activated in the chaotic environment in which pidgins and creoles typically emerge (I focus on Bickerton, and compare the claims he makes in his earlier and latest works).

In contrast to Cited by: 1. A pidgin differs from a creole, which is the first language of a speech community of native speakers that at one point arose from a pidgin. Unlike pidgins, creoles have. An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles is obviously intended to be a textbook for linguistics students, but the bulk of it is general enough to be of wider appeal.

Holm writes clearly and explains all technical terms, and his introduction assumes little. A pidgin is a reduced language resulting from contact between groups with no common language, while a creole is a pidgin or jargon that has.

Book Description. This new four volume collection, Pidgins and Creoles, will showcase the major areas of research and their achievements in this multidisciplinary field. The collection will include both works that represent the status quo as well as those that are controversial in nature but which have nevertheless functioned as major catalysts.

The book examines the widespread nature of the pidgin/creole phenomenon and evaluates the current definitions of the terms and the theories which have been advanced to account for their existence.

The author considers the potential of pidgins and creoles as literary media and as vehicles for by: Pidgins and creoles. Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press, (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: John A Holm.

Pacific Pidgins and Creoles discusses the complex and fascinating history of English-based pidgins in the Pacific, especially the three closely related Melanesian pidgins: Tok Pisin, Pijin, and Bislama.

The book details the central role of the port of Sydney and the linguistic synergies between Australia and the Pacific islands in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the role of Pacific.

John Holm examines the structure of these pidgins and creoles, the social history of their speakers, and the theories put forward to explain how their vocabularies, sound systems and grammars evolved.

This much-needed book will be welcomed by students and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics, western European languages, anthropology. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings book has soft covers.

With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,grams, ISBN Pidgins and Creoles (Language and society) by Todd, Loreto and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Pidgins and creoles in education.

The recent Sociolinguistics and Language Teaching, edited by Sandra Lee McKay and Nancy H. Hornberger (Cambridge University Press, ), contains an excellent chapter on “Pidgins and creoles” by Patricia C.

Nichols (pp).The chapter is a comprehen-sive but very accessible introduction to P/Cs and some of the educational issues concerning them, and. This second volume of Holm's Pidgins and Creoles provides an overview of the socio-historical developement of each of nearly one hundred known pidgins and creoles.

Each variety is grouped according to the language from which it draws its lexicon: Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, English, African, and other languages.3/5(2).In the past, pidgins and creoles with lexical affinities to European languages were often misunderstood and disparaged.

Because they were associated with populations which had been enslaved or with peoples whose cultures differed radically from those of western Europe, they were regarded as inferior languages, the use of which was often seen as a reflection of mental inferiority.Preface 1.

Introduction 2. Language and name 3. Theories of origin:pidgins 4. The process of development:from pidgin to creole 5. The scope of pidgins and creoles 6. Conclusion Appendix 1. List of pidgins and creoles reffered to and area of use 2.

List of less well-known languages referred to and areas of use 3. Source of proverbs quoted 4.