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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Angela  Bartens
Institution: University of Turku
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/abartens/
State and/or Country: Finland   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Language contact, creole languages
Subject Language(s): Portuguese
Selected Publications: Books
(1995) Die iberoromanisch-basierten Kreolsprachen Frankfurt: Lang.
(1996) Der kreolische Raum: Geschichte und Gegenwart. Helsinki: Die Finnische Akademie der Wissenschaften.
(2000) Ideophones and sound symbolism in Atlantic creoles. Helsinki: The Finnish Academy of Sciences.
(2003) A Contrastive Grammar Islander – Caribbean Standard English - Spanish.
Helsinki: The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters.

Selected articles
(2000) Notes on componential diffusion in the genesis of the Kabuverdianu cluster. Mc Whorter (ed.), 35-61.
(2000) Los criollos de base lexical espanola. Calvo Perez (ed.), 159-192.
(2001)The rocky road to education in creole. Estudios de Sociolinguistica 2:2, 27-56.
(2002) Another short note on creoles in contact with non-lexifier prestige
languages. JPCL 17:2, 273-278.
(2002) A propósito de Uma casa para Mr. Biswas e a tradução das formas de
tratamento do inglês ao português e ao espanhol. NM CIII:4, 423-433.
(2005 Language Contact and Interference on Saint Andrews, Old Providence and
Ketlina. Ortiz & Lacorte (eds.) Contactos y contextos lingüísticos. Frankfurt: Vervuert, 201-208.
(2005) Les créoles portugais de l’Asie: entre superstrat et adstrats. Études Créoles 28:1, 115-146.
(2005) The loss of linguistic pluralism: creoles as endangered languages.
UniverSOS 2, 55-68.
(2006) Novas notas sobre a construção com ser focalizador. Estudos em Homenagem ao Professor Doutor Mário Vilela. O Porto: FLUP, 105-119.
(2006) Notas preliminares sobre el uso de las formas de tratamiento en el español
bogotano actual. Taavitsainen, Härmä & Korhonen (eds.) Dialogic Language Use. Helsinki, 209-223.
(2006)Contacts linguistiques: anglais et roman (hors d’Europe). Ernst, Gleßgen, Schmitt & Schweickard (eds.) Romanische Sprachgeschichte. Berlin: de Gruyter, 1708-1725.
(2006) Questões da planificação lingüística das línguas crioulas. Papia 15, 32-44.
(2006) Towards a description of Spanish and Italian diminutives within the Natural
Semantic Metalanguage framework. Peeters (ed.): Semantic Primes and Universal Grammar. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 331-360.
(2007) Sobre el valor aspectual del pretérito perfecto en el español
peninsular. In: Revista de investigación lingüística X, 151-171. (Co-authored with I. Kempas)
(2007) Una comparación del español ecuatoguineano y del portugués angolano: paralelismos en el campo de las estructuras morfosintácticas. Nistal Rosique & Pié Jan (dirs.): La situación actual del español en África. Madrid: Sial, 291-310.
(2008) Redundant Marking: More or Less Complex? The 4-M Model Applied to the Case of Nominal Plural Formation in Cape Verdean. Karlsson, Miestamo, Sinnemäki (eds.): Language Complexity: Typology, Contact, Change. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 305-320. (Co-authored with N. Sandström)
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Contrastive Grammar of Islander
 Creoles in Education
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  A Contrastive Grammar of Islander
Courses Taught: Intro to Spanish and Port. Studies
Sociology of Language
Span. and Port. in contact with other languages
Spanish dialectology
Latin American Spanish
Brazilian Portuguese
Spanish- and Portuguese-based creoless
BA-, MA- and Doctoral seminars
Reviewer of: Egbo review (LL Issue 11.2074)
Sociolinguistics: Kontra, Phillipson, Skutnabb-Kangas & Varady, eds. (1999) (LL Issue 11.2075)
Sociolinguistics: Fishman, ed. (2001) (LL Issue 12.1126)
Mar-Molinero, Politics of Lg in the Spanish-Speaking World (LL Issue 12.1929)
Syntax: Baptista (2002) (LL Issue 14.1515)
Sociolinguistics: Del Valle & Stheeman (2002) (LL Issue 14.2878)
Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Tuten (2003) (LL Issue 15.751)
Sociolinguistics/Anthropological Linguistics: Holm (2004) (LL Issue 15.1690)
Sociolinguistics: Muthwii & Kioko, eds. (2004) (LL Issue 15.2202)
Discourse Analysis: Trinch (2003) (LL Issue 16.793)
General Linguistics: McWhorter (2001) (LL Issue 13.1739)
Historical Ling/Socioling: Lipski (2005), 2nd review (LL Issue 16.2312)
Politeness and Face in Caribbean Creoles (LL Issue 17.2320)

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