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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Theory a historical overview. Cambridge [England] ; New York: And one controversial idea is monogenesis, that all creoles or all Atlantic creoles derive from a single source, a Portuguese-based pidgin. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video.

Table of contents Broken link? From this survey Holm finds “a strong case for parallel independent development Chapter znd outlines some of the theoretical debates over the nature of pidgins, creoles, and the processes such as nativization and stabilisation that change them.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

While most creole lexical terms come from the superstrate language, they are often derived from archaic and dialect or regional forms. 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.

Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Holm writes clearly and explains all technical terms, and his introduction assumes little. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


These sounds are related in a number of African languages Publisher description Broken link? Substrate influence shows itself in some direct borrowing or retention, but more widely in patterns of morphological and semantic changes to superstrate lexical items.

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To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. 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. Creole phonology exhibits some universal tendencies, but also clear evidence of substrate influence, of a ‘double identity’: Other editions – View all Pidgins and Creoles: He switches to a more thematic presentation introducttion the modern debates.

The development of theory 3. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help. The superstrate language, spoken by those with more power, is the source of most of a creole’s vocabulary, while its substrate languages are those spoken by the source populations.

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See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges.

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It is hardly controversial to observe that the Atlantic creoles arose among speakers of partially similar African languages learning partially similar European languages under partially similar social conditions. Contents of volume II. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. The emphasis of this volume is largely empirical rather than descriptive.

Its core is 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. TraskRobert Lawrence Trask No preview available – List of tables Preface Abbreviations and symbols Maps 1. Chapter four covers lexicosemantics, looking at the kinds of words retained and the kinds of changes they undergo.