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Title: Ibero-Asian Creoles
Subtitle: Comparative Perspectives
Edited By: Hugo C. Cardoso
Alan N. Baxter
Mário Pinharanda Nunes
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cll.46
Series Title: Creole Language Library 46
Description:

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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ISBN-13: 9789027252692
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