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Pidginization and Creolization of Languages : Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica, April 1968 - Dell Hymes

Pidginization and Creolization of Languages

Proceedings of a Conference Held at the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica, April 1968

Paperback Published: 10th February 1975
ISBN: 9780521098885
Number Of Pages: 540

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This collection of essays on the pidginization and creolization of language is taken from a conference held at The University of the West Indies in April 1968. Its editor, Dell Hymes, was an incredibly influential sociolinguist and anthropologist in his lifetime, president of the Linguistic Society of America (1982), the American Anthropological Association (1983) and the American Folklore Society. He was a pioneer of the sociolinguist movement, striving to find ways to connect language and speech to human relations and anthropological study. Within this collection of essays, the reader will find varied studies of pidgin and creole languages by academics considered leaders in their field, particularly at this time. The topics of these essays range from those exploring the employment of pidgin languages in specific territories, such as Vietnam, the West Indies and the US, to those essays looking at the formation and hybridization of pidgin and creole languages generally.

Preface and Introduction: Preface
Introduction: the study of pidgin and creole languages
A Pidgin (and Two Creoles): Introduction
Tóy Bá”ôi: notes on the pidgin French spoken in Vietnam
The Katanga (Lubumbashi) Swahili creole
The language situation in Haiti
General Conceptions of Process: Introduction
Linguistic hybridization and the 'special case' of pidgins and creoles
Salient and substantive pidginization
Absence of copula and the notion of simplicity: a study of normal speech, baby talk, foreigner talk, and pidgins
Convergence and creolization: a case from the Indo-Aryan/Dravidian border
Acculturation and the cultural matrix of creolization
Hypotheses as to the origin and modification of pidgins
A note on reduction and expansion in grammar
Language contact and the problem of convergent generative systems: Chinook jargon
The question of creolization in Puerto Rican Spanish
Problems of Historical Reconstruction: Introduction
Tracing the pidgin element in Jamaican creole (with notes on the nature of pidgin vocabularies)
Lexical origins and semantic structure in Philippine creole Spanish
The strange case of Mbugu (Tanzania)
Detecting prior creolization: an analysis of the historical origins of Marathi
A report on Chinook jargon
Problems in the study of Hawaiian English
Kongo words in Saramaxx
Tone and intonation in Sierra Leone
A provisional comparison of the English-derived Atlantic creoles
Grammatical and lexical affinities of creoles
Variation and Use: A Range of English-Linked Cases: Introduction
Varieties of creole in Suriname: church creole and pagan cult languages
Prestige in choice of language and linguistic form
The art of reading creole poetry
Coexistent systems in language variation: the case of Hawaiian English
Jamaican creole: can dialect boundaries be defined?
Toward a generative analysis of a post-creole speech continuum
Education and creole English in the West Indies: some sociolinguistic factors
The creolist and the study of Negro non-standard dialects in the continental United States
Cultural and linguistic ambiguity: some observations on the role of English-based creole in and Antiguan village
The English language in Hawaii
A report on neo-Melanesian
Disciplinary Perspectives: Introduction
Some social forces and some social functions of pidgin and creole languages
The notion of 'system' in creole languages
Language history and creole studies
The socio-historical background to pidginization and creolization
Appendices
Index
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ISBN: 9780521098885
ISBN-10: 0521098882
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 540
Published: 10th February 1975
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.79