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Creolization and Contact

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This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at "The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization." These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.

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Author(s):
Norval Smith; Tonjes Veenstra
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9027252459
ISBN-13:
9789027252456
Number of pages:
323
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Title:
Creolization and Contact

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This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at "The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization." These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.

Author(s):
Norval Smith; Tonjes Veenstra
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
9027252459
ISBN-13:
9789027252456
Number of pages:
323
Publisher:
John Benjamins Publishing Company
Title:
Creolization and Contact

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