The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies

The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies

Editor(s): Silvia Kouwenberg, John Victor Singler

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9780631229025

Online ISBN: 9781444305982

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305982

About this Book

Featuring an international contributor list, this long-awaited and broad-ranging collection examines the key issues, topics and research in pidgin and creole studies.

  • A comprehensive reference work exploring the treatment of core aspects of pidgins/creoles, focusing on the questions that animate creole studies
  • Brings together newly-commissioned entries by an international contributor team
  • Accessibly structured into four sections covering: the character of pidgins and creoles; the relation of pidgins/creoles to other language phenomena and other languages; issues in pidgin/creole genesis; and the role of pidgins/creoles in society
  • Provides a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers working across a number linguistic disciplines, including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and the anthropology of language

Table of contents

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    1. Chapter 1

      Introduction (pages 1–16)

      Silvia Kouwenberg and John Victor Singler

  1. Part I: Properties of Pidgins and Creoles

  2. Part II: Perspectives on Pidgin/Creole Genesis

  3. Part III: Pidgins/Creoles and Linguistic Explanation

  4. Part IV: Pidgins/Creoles and Kindred Languages

  5. Part V: Pidgins/Creoles in Society

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