LINGUIST List 13.241

Tue Jan 29 2002

Books: Contact Linguistics.

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  1. Paul Peranteau, Contact Linguistics: Creolization and Contact.

Message 1: Contact Linguistics: Creolization and Contact.

Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 11:42:31 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Contact Linguistics: Creolization and Contact.

Creolization and Contact
Norval SMITH (University of Amsterdam) and Tonjes VEENSTRA (Free University 
Berlin) (eds.)

Creole Language Library 23
2001. vi, 323 pp. Hardcover
US & Canada: 1 58811 111 3 / USD 100.00
Rest of world: 90 272 5245 9 / EUR 110.00

This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of
the papers presented at "The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact
and Creolization." 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

Contributions by: Norval Smith & Tonjes Veenstra; Claire Lefebvre;
Norval Smith; Anthony P. Grant; Maarten Mous; Ulla-Britt Kotsinas;
Pieter C. Muysken; Jeff Siegel; Frans Hinskens; Silvia Kouwenberg;
Sarah G. Thomason; Ellen Prince; Jacques Arends.

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