An introduction to pidgins and creoles / John Holm. p. cm. – (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics). Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index. ISBN 0 : An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) (): John Holm: Books. SIL Electronic Book Reviews An introduction to pidgins and creoles. By John Holm. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge and New York.

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Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation, making comparative research into the joyn, development, and structure of creoles difficult. Sample text Broken link? Online Table of contents Broken link?

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How do I find a book? Creole lexicosemantics is a powerful tool for social history, providing evidence for patterns in immigration and slave-taking — highlighting, for example, the general importance of Portuguese in the Atlantic slave trade. This first volume of Holm’s major survey of pidgins and creoles provides an up-to-date and readable introduction to a field of study that has become established only in the past few decades.

Its core creolees a comparative study of creoles based on European languages in Africa and the Caribbean that demonstrates the striking similarities among the languages in terms of their lexical semantics, phonology, and syntax. What a detailed and descriptiv ebook.

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These resulted in such creoles as Jamaican, Haitian, Papiamentu, and some one hundred others, as well as such semi-creoles as Afrikaans, non-standard Brazilian Portugese, Papiamentu, and American Black English. Cambridge [England] ; New York: These sounds are related in a number of African languages Chapter two pidginss some of the theoretical debates over the nature of pidgins, creoles, and the processes such as nativization and stabilisation that change them.

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Cite this Email this Add ccreoles favourites Print this page. Table of contents Broken link? Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges.

The remaining chapters are more technical, but even here Holm glosses technical terms as he goes, making it easier for non-specialists. List of tables Preface Abbreviations and symbols Maps 1. Machine derived contents jntroduction And one controversial idea is monogenesis, that all creoles or all Atlantic creoles derive from a single source, a Portuguese-based pidgin.

One of these is between universalists, who argue that all creoles share common features resulting from human language universals in domains such as adult language learning and substratists, who stress the influence of substrate languages.

Others centre on the “creole continuum”, the social continuum of dialects produced when creoles in prolonged contact with their superstrates “decreolize”, and the amorphous boundaries between creoles and post- and semi-creoles. ChambersPeter Trudgill Limited preview – User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. YY hbk Main Reading Room. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Account Options Sign in.

Of introductiob things aren’t that simple. My library Help Advanced Book Search. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Creolized, or restructured versions of English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portugese, and other languages arose during European colonial expansion. You must be logged in to Tag Records.


TraskRobert Lawrence Trask No preview available – The superstrate language, spoken by those with more power, is the source creoels most of a creole’s vocabulary, while its substrate languages are those spoken by the source populations. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply.

When the comparative phonology in chapter five comes to apicals, for example, the discussion begins pkdgins consonants are produced with the tip of the tongue against the upper teeth or the alveolar ridge; they can be a stop e.

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Details Collect From YY Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. While most creole lexical terms come from the superstrate language, they are often derived from archaic and dialect or regional forms.

From this survey Holm finds “a strong case for parallel independent development Holm describes his own position as “moderate substratist”.