LINGUIST List 14.2864

Tue Oct 21 2003

Books: Gen Ling: Pidgins&Creoles/Romance

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  1. lincom.europa, Pidgin and Creole Languages: Kaye, Tosco
  2. lincom.europa, Coursebook in Romance Linguistics: Klausenburger

Message 1: Pidgin and Creole Languages: Kaye, Tosco

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 16:57:15 +0000
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Pidgin and Creole Languages: Kaye, Tosco



Title: Pidgin and Creole Languages
Subtitle: A Basic Introduction
Series Title: LINCOM Textbooks in Linguistics 05
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at		 
			
Book URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/031X.htm

Author: Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton 
Author: Mauro Tosco, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli 

Paperback: ISBN: 389586031X, Pages: 130, Price: EUR 43
Comment: invoices in USD and GBP available
			
Abstract:

This is a short textbook conceived of as a meaty supplement for
introductory linguistic students. It is designed to whet their
appetites yielding an appreciation of the general field of languages
in contact.

The tome is particularly sensitive to the processes and
stragegies of pidginization and creolization, and offers data based on
the authors' fieldwork on Arabic pidgins and creoles of East Africa
(the Ki-Nubi of Kenya and Uganda) and the southern Sudan (the city of
Juba on the Nile).

Theories of the origin of pidgins are discussed as well as the
evolution of pidgins into creoles and the phenomenon known as
decreolization. A major force of this volume is a focus on the
relevance of pidginistics and creolistics for general and genetic
linguistics. 2nd printing. (also see the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at)

Lingfield(s): Pidgin and Creole Languages (General Linguistics)
		Sociolinguistics
	 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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Message 2: Coursebook in Romance Linguistics: Klausenburger

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 18:13:40 +0000
From: lincom.europa <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Coursebook in Romance Linguistics: Klausenburger



Title: Coursebook in Romance Linguistics
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 02
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 www.lincom-europa.com, http://lincom.at		 
			
Book URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/2037.htm

Author: Juergen Klausenburger, University of Washington 

Paperback: ISBN: 3895862037, Pages: 222, Price: EUR 49.60
Comment: invoices in USD and GBP available
			
Abstract:

This course book on (advanced) Romance linguistics begins with a
discussion of a possible 'definition' of this discipline. There is a
strong contrast between what could be called the 'classical'
definition of the field, based, quite clearly, in 19th century
comparative historical linguistics or philology, and late 20th century
practice, apparently a (highly successful) application of modern
linguistic theory.

Interestingly, these two are easily reconcilable, if one considers
them both as 'applications of the linguistic theory current at the
time.' It can be claimed, in fact, that Romance constituted and
constitutes an epitome in such an application.

The first major section of the course will treat Romance areas of
concern within morphophonology, to be coherently held together by the
concept of morphologization, with the following subsections:

a. Vocalic quantity /quality, focusing on the evolution from Latin to
Romance; b. Diph-thongization, dealing with all the Romance languages;
c. Nasalization, linked to French and Portuguese; d. Palatalization
(of consonants), involving the whole Romance area; e. Sandhi
phenomena, stressing French liaison and related processes.

The second major division will discuss Romance analyses in the area of
morphosyntax, theoretically explained by the concept of
grammaticalization, with the following headings: a. Verbal
paraphrasis, involving all the Romance languages; b. Case systems,
stressing Rumanian and Old French; c. Clitics, as applied to all
Romance languages; d. Evolution of inflectional morphology, with
special focus on Modern Spoken French; e. The null subject parameter,
contrasting Spanish and Italian with French. This course book
concludes with a section evaluating Romance contributions to
linguistic theory, particularly at the end of the 20th century. It
will emphasize the 'privileged' position of the Romance field,
characterized by a richness and variety of attestations throughout.
(also see the LINCOM webshop: lincom.at). Course discounts available!

Lingfield(s): Romance Linguistics
			 
Language Family(ies): Romance

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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