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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Name: Bart  Jacobs
Institution: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.lipp-lmu.de/profil/BartJacobs
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Language Contact, Romance Linguistics, Creolization
Subject Language(s): Papiamento
Language Family(ies): Creole
Unclassified Atlantic Creole
Western Atlantic Creole
Selected Publications: Published, peer-reviewed

Jacobs, Bart. 2008. Papiamentu: A diachronic analysis of its core morphology. Phrasis 2, 59-82.

Jacobs, Bart. 2009a. The Upper Guinea origins of Papiamentu. Linguistic and historical evidence. Diachronica 26:3, 319-379.

Jacobs, Bart. 2009b. The origins of Old Portuguese features in Papiamentu. In: Nicholas Faraclas, Ronald Severing, Christa Weijer & Liesbeth Echteld (eds.), Leeward voices: Fresh perspectives on Papiamentu and the literatures and cultures of the ABC Islands. Volume 1, 11-38. Curaçao: FPI/ UNA.

Jacobs, Bart. 2010a. Upper Guinea Creole: Evidence in favor of a Santiago birth. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 25:2, 289-343.

Jacobs, Bart. 2010b. Review of L’élément africain dans la langue capverdienne. Africanismos na língua caboverdiana, by Nicolas Quint (2008). Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 25:2, 385-389.

Jacobs, Bart. 2010c. Los verbos estativos en el papiamento y el caboverdiano de Santiago. Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana VIII, 2:16, 129-155.

Accepted for publication, peer-reviewed

Jacobs, Bart. To appear a. The origin and originality of passivization in Papiamentu. Accepted for publication in the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics.

Jacobs, Bart. To appear b. Cape Verdean ta in its role as a progressive aspect marker. Accepted for publication in Papia.

Jacobs, Bart. To appear c. On the Dutch presence in 17th century Senegambia and the emergence of Papiamentu. In: Tobias Green & Jose Lingna Nafafe (eds.): Proceedings of the Brokers of Change Conference: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial “Guinea of Cape Verde”, Birmingham: Centre of West African Studies, University of Birmingham, 11-13 June, 2009. To appear in 2011.

Jacobs, Bart. To appear d. O carácter relativo dos sistemas verbais do Papiamentu e do crioulo de Cabo Verde exemplificado pelo marcador ta. In: Christina Märzhäuser, Matthias Arden & Benjamin Meisnitzer (eds.): Proceedings of the 8. Deutscher Lusitanistentag, University of Munich, 2-6 September 2009. To appear in 2011.

Online publications, not peer-reviewed

Papiamentu Sorosoro-Fiche:
English: http://www.sorosoro.org/en/papiamentu-3
French: http://www.sorosoro.org/le-papiamentu
Spanish: http://www.sorosoro.org/es/el-papiamento

Papiamentu Swadesh List:
http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/conference/09_SwadeshCentenary/pdf/Handouts/JacobsHandout.pdf
Courses Taught: Proseminar:
'Spanisch außerhalb Europas: Sprachkontakt und Kreolisierung'



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