LINGUIST List 26.2390

Thu May 07 2015

Books: Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages: Velupillai

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 01-May-2015
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages: Velupillai
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Title: Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages
Subtitle: An Introduction
Series Title: Creole Language Library 48
Published: 2015
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: https://benjamins.com/catalog/cll.48

Author: Viveka Velupillai
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268846 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268846 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027268846 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252715 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252715 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252715 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027252722 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 49.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027252722 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9789027252722 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.98
Abstract:

This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics. Part I presents the theoretical background, with chapters devoted to the definition of terms, the sociohistorical settings, theories on the genesis of pidgins and creoles, as well as discussions on language variation and the sociology of language. Part II empirically tests assumptions made about the linguistic characteristics of pidgins and creoles by systematically comparing them with other natural languages in all linguistic domains. This is the first introduction that consistently applies the findings of the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures and systematically includes extended pidgins and mixed languages in the discussion of each linguistic feature. The book is designed for students of courses with a focus on pidgins, creoles and mixed languages, as well as typologically oriented courses on contact linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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