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Looking for Information on Creoles

Date Submitted: 22-Feb-2011
From: Iwona Werodowicz
Subject: Looking for Information on Creoles
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Notice: I study at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. It is my 4th year, I am at the translation seminar and I am about to start writing my MA thesis. My dream is to write about translating creoles but in Poland there are no relevant books available. I found the abstract of a dissertation by Rohan Lewis, entitled "Creolising Translation, Translating Creolisation" (available here: http://linguistlist.org/pubs/diss/browse-diss-action.cfm?DissID=21860.) It seems to be exactly what I am looking for so I was hoping you could recommend some more dissertations on this topic or maybe some books or other materials or websites where I could find information for my MA thesis.
I would be extremely grateful for your help and any information is of a great importance for me.

Best regards,
Iwona Werodowicz