LINGUIST List 23.2925

Tue Jul 03 2012

Books: Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages: Faraclas (Ed)

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Date: 02-Jul-2012
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Subject: Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages: Faraclas (Ed)
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Title: Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages Subtitle: The role of women, renegades, and people of African and indigenous descent in the emergence of the colonial era creoles Series Title: Creole Language Library 45 Published: 2012 Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Nicholas Faraclas Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273796 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273796 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252685 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252685 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252685 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30

This book is a 'must read' for those who are looking for fresh perspectiveson the process of creolization of language. Focusing on peoples whoseagency has too often been rendered invisible in colonial and neo-colonialhistory and on voices which have too often been silenced in linguisticaccounts of creole genesis, this volume considers socio-historical andlinguistic evidence that attests to the important roles played in theemergence of the Atlantic and Pacific Creoles by marginalized populations,such as women and people of non-European descent. In this work, the authorsamass and critically analyze a wealth of compelling data not only fromphonology, morpho-syntax, pragmatics, and descriptive, theoretical, andapplied linguistics, but also from history, economics, political science,sociology, anthropology, and critical theory to demonstrate howenterprising women, rebellious slaves, insubordinate sailors, and a host ofother renegades and maroons had a major impact on the creolized societies,cultures, and languages of the colonial era Atlantic and Pacific.

Linguistic Field(s): Creole Studies                             General Linguistics                             Historical Linguistics                             Language Contact                             Sociolinguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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