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LINGUIST List 24.3244

Mon Aug 12 2013

Books: The Survival of People and Languages: Maher

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Aug-2013
From: Els van Egmond <egmondebrill.com>
Subject: The Survival of People and Languages: Maher
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Title: The Survival of People and Languages
Subtitle: Schooners, Goats and Cassava in St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Series Title: Brill's Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture.
Published: 2013
Publisher: Brill
                http://www.brill.com

Book URL: http://www.brill.com/survival-people-and-languages-schooners-goats-and-cassava-st-barthelemy-french-west-indies

Author: Julianne Maher
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004183261 Pages: 258 Price: Europe EURO 109
Hardback: ISBN: 9789004183261 Pages: 258 Price: U.S. $ 141
Abstract:

In The Survival of People and Languages: Schooners, Goats and Cassava in St. Barthelemy, French West Indies, Julianne Maher explains a rare linguistic anomaly, how a small homogeneous population of seventeenth century French settlers in the tiny island of St. Barth came to speak four separate languages. With a range of historical documents and eighteenth century eye-witness accounts, Maher reconstructs the island's social ecology that led to its fragmentation. The four speech varieties are closely examined and analyzed, using extensive native speaker interviews; with the impending demise of these languages such documentation is unique. Maher concludes that social factors such as poverty, economics, geography and small population size served to maintain linguistic barriers on the island for over two hundred fifty years.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
                            French (fra)

Written In: English (eng)

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