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LINGUIST List 25.578

Tue Feb 04 2014

Books: Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters: Buchstaller, Holmberg, Almoaily (Eds)

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

Date: 04-Feb-2014
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters: Buchstaller, Holmberg, Almoaily (Eds)
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Title: Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe Encounters
Series Title: Creole Language Library 47
Published: 2014
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cll.47

Editor: Isabelle Buchstaller
Editor: Anders Holmberg
Editor: Mohammad Almoaily
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270764 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270764 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 95.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027270764 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252708 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 100.70
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252708 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252708 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 143.00
Abstract:

Most of what we know about pidgin and creole languages is the result of research into contact languages that developed as a consequence of European expansion into Africa and the Caribbean. The narrow focus on European lexifier and West African substrate languages has resulted in insufficient investigation of other contact varieties. Even more perniciously, lesser known and often under-described contact languages have not been taken into consideration when formulating supposedly general tendencies about the linguistic properties of contact languages. This volume aims to give a platform to research on the history, genesis, and typology of a number of non-European language-based contact languages. A more encompassing and diverse data-base will contribute to more accurate and comprehensive inventories of the typological features of contact languages.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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