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Title: Roots of Afrikaans
Subtitle: Selected writings of Hans den Besten
Edited By: Ton van der Wouden
Series Title: Creole Language Library 44

Hans den Besten (1948-2010) made numerous contributions to Afrikaans linguistics over a period of nearly three decades. His writings helped shift the perspective on the roots of Afrikaans beyond Dutch: to the structure and vocabulary of Khoekhoen, to Portuguese Creole, and to Malay varieties. This volume contains a selection of Den Besten’s most important papers concerning Afrikaans, covering a wide range of topics, including grammatical structure, vocabulary, the historical development of Afrikaans, as well its multiple roots.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Creole Studies
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027252678
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
U.K. £ 105.00
Europe EURO 111.30
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273826
Prices: U.S. $ 158.00
Europe EURO 105.00