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Books: Morph/Semantics/Socioling: Kouwenberg (ed)

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Message 1: Twice as Meaningful: Kouwenberg (ed)

Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:33:35 +0000
From: battlebridge <>
Subject: Twice as Meaningful: Kouwenberg (ed)

Title: Twice as Meaningful
Subtitle: Reduplication in Pidgins, Creoles and other contact
Series Title: Westminster Creolistics Series - 8
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Battlebridge Publications
Availability: Available
Editor: Silvia Kouwenberg				

Paperback: ISBN: 1903292026, Pages: vi + 383, Price: �25 /US $ 42.95

Reduplication has long been considered a "typical" feature of Pidgins
and Creoles but a serious study of this phenomenon has never
previously been undertaken. This book aims to provide descriptions of
reduplicative processes in almost three dozen languages which emerged
out of contact situations: approximately 25 Creole languages, 8
Pidgins, and Afrikaans. The volume is entirely devoted to
reduplications which can be considered morphological, relating a
reduplicated form to a synchronically existing or historically
attested unreduplicated base. The selection of papers and the emphasis
on description assures coverage of relevant languages of different
geographical and lexical stock. Several contributors consider the
question of the historical emergence of morphological reduplication in
relation to the presence or absence of similar processes in the
languages out of which contact the pertinent languages arose. A number
of contributions further address the semantic analysis of
reduplications, or the theoretical implications of reduplications
attested in the languages under consideration for a theory of
phonological form.

The list of contributors is: Lilian Adamson, Jacques Arends, Philip
Baker, Peter Bakker, Marlyse Baptista, Hans den Besten, Annegret
Boll�e, Clancy Clements, Martha Davis, Hubert Devonish, Shelome
Gooden, Anthony Grant, Tjerk Hagemeijer, Magnus Huber, Shihan de Silva
Jayasuriya, Silvia Kouwenberg, Darlene LaCharit�, John Ladhams, Carla
Luijks, Philip Maurer, Helen McPhee, Raj Mesthrie, Miriam Meyerhoff,
Bettina Migge, Catherine Miller, Peter M�hlh�usler, Johan Nordlander,
Dudley Nylander, Samuel Gyasi Obeng, Mikael Parkvall, Marike Post,
Paul Roberge, Sarah J Roberts, Caspar Scrensen, Neville Shrimpton,
John V Singler, Norval Smith, Viveka Velupillai, and Elizabeth Grace

The languages covered in this book include: Afrikaans, Arabic-based
Pidgins, Bahamian, Berbice Dutch Creole, Bislama, Cape Verdean Creole,
Chabacano (of Mindanao), Chinook Jargon, Fanakalo, French Caribbean
Creoles, Ghanaian Pidgin English, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Gulf of Guinea
Creoles, Gullah, Guyanais, Guyanese, Hawai'ian Creole English,
Indo-Portuguese, Jamaican Creole, Krio, Liberian Pidgin English,
Limonese Creole, Lingua Franca, Macaense, Malayo-Portuguese, Mauritian
Creole, Negerhollands, Papiamentu, Pidgin Hawaiian, Pitkern-Norfolk,
Reunion Creole, Saint Kitts English Creole, Saramaccan, Seychelles
Creole, Sranan, and Surinam Eastern Maroon Creole.

North America - Independent Publishers Group 
phone +1 800 888 4741,fax +1 312 337 5985,

Europe - Central Books 
phone +44 (0)20 8986 4854,

Other areas - Battlebridge 

phone +44 (0)20 7278 1246,

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