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An introduction to pidgin and creoles [electronic resource] / John Holm.

By: Holm, John A.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics: Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 282 p.).ISBN: 0511039859 (electronic bk.); 9780511039850 (electronic bk.); 0511153066; 9780511153068; 0511054122; 9780511054129; 9781139164153 (electronic bk.); 1139164155 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Creole dialects | Pidgin languages | Langues cr�eoles | Pidgins (Langues) | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- Creole Languages | Langue cr�eole | Langue pidgin | Electronic books | Pidgintalen | Creooltalen | Kreolische Sprachen -- 0 Gesamtdarstellung | Pidginsprachen -- 0 Gesamtdarstellung | Pidgin-Sprachen -- Einf�uhrung | Kreolische Sprachen -- Einf�uhrung | Creoles -- Introduction | Pidgins -- Introduction | Soziolinguistik | Pidginisierung | Pidgin-Sprachen | Kreolische SprachenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Introduction to pidgin and creoles.DDC classification: 417/.22 Other classification: 18.96 | EE 1650 | EE 1660 | HF 571 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Pidgins and creoles and linguistics -- Before European expansion -- Early European expansion -- The eighteenth century -- The early nineteenth century -- Van Name -- Schuchardt and his contemporaries -- Hesseling and his contemporaries -- Reinecke and his contemporaries -- Hall and Taylor -- Monogenesis -- The creole continuum -- Universalists again -- Substratists again -- Other trends -- Social factors -- The Portuguese-based creoles -- Angolar Creole Portuguese -- The Spanish-based creoles -- Papiamentu Creole Spanish -- The Dutch-based creoles -- Negerhollands Creole Dutch -- The French-based creoles -- Haitian Creole French -- English-based Atlantic creoles -- Jamaican Creole English -- English-based Pacific pidgins and creoles -- Tok Pisin -- Pidgins and creoles based on other languages -- Nubi Creole Arabic -- Lexicosemantics -- Pidginization and the lexicon -- Superstrate sources -- Substrate lexical influence -- Other lexical sources -- Morphological changes -- Semantic changes -- Change of syntactic function -- Phonology -- Continua -- Phonotactic rules -- Oral vowels -- Nasal vowels -- Vowel harmony -- Consonants -- Suprasegmentals -- Syntax -- The verb phrase -- Forms of 'be' -- Serial verbs -- The noun phrase -- Other function words -- Word order.
Summary: This textbook is a clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. Starting with an overview of the field's basic concepts, it surveys the new languages that developed as a result of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-266) and index.

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Pidgins and creoles and linguistics -- Before European expansion -- Early European expansion -- The eighteenth century -- The early nineteenth century -- Van Name -- Schuchardt and his contemporaries -- Hesseling and his contemporaries -- Reinecke and his contemporaries -- Hall and Taylor -- Monogenesis -- The creole continuum -- Universalists again -- Substratists again -- Other trends -- Social factors -- The Portuguese-based creoles -- Angolar Creole Portuguese -- The Spanish-based creoles -- Papiamentu Creole Spanish -- The Dutch-based creoles -- Negerhollands Creole Dutch -- The French-based creoles -- Haitian Creole French -- English-based Atlantic creoles -- Jamaican Creole English -- English-based Pacific pidgins and creoles -- Tok Pisin -- Pidgins and creoles based on other languages -- Nubi Creole Arabic -- Lexicosemantics -- Pidginization and the lexicon -- Superstrate sources -- Substrate lexical influence -- Other lexical sources -- Morphological changes -- Semantic changes -- Change of syntactic function -- Phonology -- Continua -- Phonotactic rules -- Oral vowels -- Nasal vowels -- Vowel harmony -- Consonants -- Suprasegmentals -- Syntax -- The verb phrase -- Forms of 'be' -- Serial verbs -- The noun phrase -- Other function words -- Word order.

This textbook is a clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. Starting with an overview of the field's basic concepts, it surveys the new languages that developed as a result of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

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An introduction to pidgin and creoles by Holm, John A. ©2000
An introduction to pidgin and creoles by Holm, John A. ©2000
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An introduction to pidgin and creoles by Holm, John A. ©2000
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