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LINGUIST List 17.3628

Thu Dec 07 2006

Books: Historical Linguistics/Sociolinguistics: Deumert, Durrleman (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Structure and Variation in Language Contact: Deumert, Durrleman (Eds)

Message 1: Structure and Variation in Language Contact: Deumert, Durrleman (Eds)
Date: 01-Dec-2006
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Structure and Variation in Language Contact: Deumert, Durrleman (Eds)

Title: Structure and Variation in Language Contact
Series Title: Creole Language Library 29
Published: 2006
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CLL%2029

Editor: Ana Deumert
Editor: Stephanie Durrleman
Hardback: ISBN: 9027252513 Pages: 376 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027252513 Pages: 376 Price: Europe EURO 125.00

This volume presents a careful selection of fifteen articles presented at
the SPCL meetings in Atlanta, Boston and Hawai'i in 2003 and 2004. The
contributions reflect - from various perspectives and using different types
of data - on the interplay between structure and variation in contact
languages, both synchronically and diachronically. The contributors
consider a wide range of languages, including Surinamese creoles, Chinook
Jargon, Yiddish, AAVE, Haitian Creole, Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Portuguese
varieties, Nigerian Pidgin, Sri Lankan Malay, Papiamentu, and Bahamian
Creole English (Hackert). A need to question and test existing claims
regarding pidginization/creolization is evident in all contributions, and
the authors provide analyses for a variety of grammatical structures:
VO-ordering and affixation, agglutination, negation, TMAs, plural marking,
the copula, and serial verb constructions. The volume provides ample
evidence for the observation that pidgin/creole studies is today a mature
subfield of linguistics which is making important contributions to general
linguistic theory.

Table of contents

Ana Deumert and Stephanie Durrleman 1-6
Part I: Structure
The phonetics of tone in Saramaccan
Jeff Good 9-28
Tracing the origin of modality in the creoles of Suriname
Bettina Migge 29-59
Modelling Creole Genesis: Headedness in morphology
Tonjes Veenstra 61-83
The restructuring of tense/aspect systems in creole formation
Donald Winford 85-110
Syntactic properties of negation in Chinook Jargon, with a comparison of
two source languages
Zvjezdana Vrzić 111-133
Sri Lankan Malay morphosyntax: Lankan or Malay?
Peter Slomanson 135-158
Sri Lanka Malay: Creole or convert?
Ian R. Smith and Scott Paauw 159-181
The advantages of a blockage-based etymological dictionary for proven or
putative relexified languages: (Extrapolating from the Yiddish experience)
Paul Wexler 183-199
Part II: Variation
A fresh look at habitual be in AAVE
Chris Collins 203-224
Oral narrative and tense in urban Bahamian Creole English
Stephanie Hackert 225-242
Aspects of variation in educated Nigerian Pidgin: Verbal structures
Dagmar Deuber 243-261
A linguistic time-capsule: Plural /s/ reduction in Afro-Portuguese and
Afro-Hispanic historical texts
Fernanda L. Ferreira 263-289
The progressive in the spoken Papiamentu of Aruba
Tara Sanchez 291-314
Was Haitian ever more like French?
Mikael Parkvall 315-335
The late transfer of serial verb constructions as stylistic variants in
Saramaccan creole
Marvin Kramer 337-372
Index 373-376

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bahamas Creole English (bah)
                            Chinook Wawa (chn)
                            English (eng)
                            Haitian Creole French (hat)
                            Papiamentu (pap)
                            Pidgin, Nigerian (pcm)
                            Portuguese (por)
                            Sri Lankan Creole Malay (sci)
                            Spanish (spa)
                            Sranan (srn)
                            Yiddish, Eastern (ydd)
                            Yiddish, Western (yih)

Written In: English (eng )

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