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Title: History, Society and Variation
Subtitle: In honor of Albert Valdman
Edited By: J. Clancy Clements
Thomas Klinger
Deborah Piston-Hatlen
Kevin J Rottet
Series Title: Creole Language Library 28

This volume presents a collection of new articles by sixteen specialists in
the field of pidgin and creole studies, assembled in honor of the world-
renowned creolist, Albert Valdman. The articles, written from a variety of
theoretical perspectives, are organized thematically in three sections: on the
history of specific pidgins or creoles (including Louisiana Creole and Haitian
Creole); on the sociohistorical settings that gave rise to these contact
languages and issues affecting their future development; and on issues of
linguistic variation and change. In keeping with Valdman's own primary
interests, the French-based creoles receive the most attention, including
both those of the Atlantic zone and those of the Indian Ocean, but the
volume also presents significant scholarship on English- and Portuguese-
based varieties.

Table of contents

J. Clancy Clements, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin
J. Rottet 1-8
Section One: History
Louisiana Creole at the periphery
Thomas A. Klingler and Nathalie Dajko 11-28
Using and interpreting historical texts to analyze the formation and
development of creole languages
Marie-Christine Hazael-Massieux 29-45
Lexical aspects of French and Creole in Saint-Domingue at the end of the
eighteenth century
Pierre Rézeau 47-75
The lexicalization - grammaticalization continuum
J. Clancy Clements 77-101
Creole transplantation: A source of solutions to resistant anomalies
John McWhorter 103-133
Section Two: Society
Creoles, capitalism, and colonialism
Derek Bickerton 137-152
A curiosity of Mauritian Creole: Numerical slang
Robert Chaudenson 153-161
Theoretical and practical conditions for the emergence of a koine among
French-lexified creole languages
Jean Bernabé 163-177
French in Haiti: Contacts and conflicts between linguistic representations
Corinne Etienne 179-200
Section Three: Variation
Albert Valdman on the development of creoles
Salikoko S. Mufwene 203-223
Diatopic variation in Haitian Creole
Annegret Bollée and Pamela Nembach 225-233
Interrogative pronouns in Louisiana Creole and the Multiple Genesis
Kevin J. Rottet 235-249
Gender in French creoles: The story of a loser
Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh 251-272
Tense, mood, and aspect and the Deixis Ordering Principle
Anand Syea 273-296
Index 297-304

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027252505
ISBN-13: 9789027252500
Pages: 304
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