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Journal Title: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages
Volume/Issue:   28 / 1
Date: 25/02/2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iv, 202 pp.

Table of Contents

Review Article

Creoles and educational policy
Reviewed by Patrick-André Mather 1 – 11


Serial Verb Constructions in Indian Ocean French Creoles (IOCs): Substrate, universal, or an independent diachronic development?
Anand Syea 13 – 64

Quiero para mi novio : Aspectual uses of para in Paraguayan Spanish
Maura Velázquez-Castillo and Mary Hudgens Henderson 65 – 102

Slang registers, code-switching and restructured urban varieties in South Africa: An analytic overview of tsotsitaals with special reference to the Cape Town variety
Rajend Mesthrie and Ellen Hurst 103 – 130

Short Notes

Language Turned Off?: The legacy of the bioprogram hypothesis
John McWhorter 131 – 136

TXT MSG’ing among French Reunion 18-to 25-year-olds: A pilot study of mobile-mediated communication in a diglossic context
Florence Dupré 137 – 153

Reassessment of the Portuguese contribution to the Papiamentu lexicon
Bart Jacobs 154 – 165

Guest Column

Why noncompositional derivation isn’t boring: A second try on the ‘other’ part of the Creole prototype hypothesis
John McWhorter 167 – 179

Book Reviews

Pidgin Madame. Une grammaire de la servitude. By Fida Bizri
Reviewed by Peter Bakker 181 – 186

A concise grammar of Guyanese Creole (Creolese). By Hubert Devonish and Dahlia Thompson
Reviewed by Shondel Nero 187 – 192

Topics in Kwa syntax. Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 78. Edited by Enoch O. Aboh and James Essegbey
Reviewed by George L. Huttar 193 – 197

Romani in Britain. The afterlife of a language. By Yaron Matras
Reviewed by Peter Bakker 198 – 202
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
History of Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.1012