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Title: The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies
Edited By: Silvia Kouwenberg
John Victor Singler
Series Title: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics

Featuring an international contributor list, this long-awaited and
broad-ranging collection examines the key issues, topics and research in
pidgin and creole studies.

-A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of
pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies
-Brings together newly-commissioned entries by an international contributor
-Accessibly structured into four sections covering: the character of
pidgins and creoles; the relation of pidgins/creoles to other language
phenomena and other languages; issues in pidgin/creole genesis; and the
role of pidgins/creoles in society
-Provides a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers
working across a number linguistic disciplines, including sociolinguistics,
historical linguistics, and the anthropology of language

"A most informative handbook on pidgin and creole languages. Superbly
edited, and written by the preeminent scholars in the field."
Armin Schwegler, University of California, Irvine

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0631229027
ISBN-13: 9780631229025
Pages: 704
Prices: U.S. $ 199.95