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Title: The Structure and Status of Pidgins and Creoles Including Selected Papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
Edited By: Arthur K. Spears
Donald Winford
Series Title: Creole Language Library 19

Destined to become a landmark work, this book is devoted principally to a reassessment of the content, categories, boundaries, and basic assumptions of pidgin and creole studies. It includes revised and elaborated papers from meetings of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in addition to commissioned papers from leading scholars in the field. As a group, the papers undertake this reassessment through a reevaluation of pidgin/creole terminology and contact language typology (Section One); a requestioning of process and evolution in pidginization, creolization, and other language contact phenomena (Section Two); a reinterpretation of the sources and genesis of grammatical aspects of Saramaccan and Atlantic creoles in general (Section Three); a reconsideration of the status of languages defying received definitions of pidgins and creoles (Section Four); and analyses of aspects of grammar that shed light on the issue of what a possible creole grammar is (Section Five). Contents: Intro: On the structure and status of pidgins and creoles: Donald Winford.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 155619174X
ISBN-13: 9781556191749
Prices: U.S. $ 176
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027252416
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