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Title: Ibero-Asian Creoles
Subtitle: Comparative Perspectives
Edited By: Hugo Canelas Cardoso
Alan N. Baxter
Mário Pinharanda Nunes
Series Title: Creole Language Library 46

Starting in 1498, contact between Ibero-Romance and Asian languages has taken place along a vast stretch of the coastlines of continental and insular Asia, producing a string of contact varieties which are among the least visible in the field of Creole Studies. This volume, the first one dedicated to the Portuguese- and Spanish-lexified creoles of Asia, brings together comparative studies on various issues across the Ibero-Asian creoles and beyond, by specialists in these languages. This type of cross-linguistic analysis allows progress on many fronts, including the reconstruction of past stages of the languages, the explanation of observed similarities and differences, the identification and consolidation of typological/taxonomic clusters, or the assessment of the linguistic effects of different contact equations. The volume provides a timely window onto aspects of current research on the Ibero-Asian creoles, including unsettled debates and ways in which their study can contribute to advance several areas of linguistic enquiry.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Iberian based
Asian Creoles
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027252692
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
U.K. £ 105.00
Europe EURO 111.30
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273208
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
U.K. £ 88.00
Europe EURO 105.00