Editor: Hugo C. Cardoso Editor: Alan N. Baxter Editor: Mário Pinharanda Nunes
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273208 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00 Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273208 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00 Electronic: ISBN: 9789027273208 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252692 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252692 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00 Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252692 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
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.