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Title History, society, and variation : in honor of Albert Valdman / edited by J. Clancy Clements [and others]
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 304 pages)
Series Creole language library ; v. 28
Creole language library ; v. 28
Contents History, Society and Variation; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; CONTENTS; INTRODUCTION; I. HISTORY; LOUISIANA CREOLE AT THE PERIPHERY; USING AND INTERPRETING HISTORICAL TEXTS TO ANALYZE THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CREOLE LANGUAGES; LEXICAL ASPECTS OF FRENCH AND CREOLE IN SAINT-DOMINGUE AT THE END OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; THE LEXICALIZATION-GRAMMATICALIZATION CONTINUUM; CREOLE TRANSPLANTATION; II. SOCIETY; CREOLES, CAPITALISM, AND COLONIALISM; A CURIOSITY OF MAURITIAN CREOLE; THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CONDITIONS FOR THE EMERGENCE OF A KOINE AMONG FRENCH-LEXIFIED CREOLE LANGUAGES
Summary This volume presents a collection of new articles by sixteen specialists in the field of pidgin and creole studies, assembled in honor of the world-renowned creolist, Albert Valdman. The articles, written from a variety of theoretical perspectives, are organized thematically in three sections: on the history of specific pidgins or creoles (including Louisiana Creole and Haitian Creole); on the sociohistorical settings that gave rise to these contact languages and issues affecting their future development; and on issues of linguistic variation and change. In keeping with Valdman's own primary i
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Creole dialects.
Linguistics.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Clements, J. Clancy.
Valdman, Albert.
LC no. 2006048366
ISBN 9027252505
902729352X (electronic bk.)
9789027252500
9789027293527 (electronic bk.)