An Introduction To Pidgins And Creoles by John HolmAn Introduction To Pidgins And Creoles by John Holm

An Introduction To Pidgins And Creoles

byJohn Holm

Paperback | September 18, 2000

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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. Long misunderstood as "bad" versions of European languages, today such varieties as Jamaican Creole English, Haitian Creole French and New Guinea Pidgin are recognized as distinct languages in their own right.
Title:An Introduction To Pidgins And CreolesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:308 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:September 18, 2000Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521585813

ISBN - 13:9780521585811

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Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Abbreviations and symbols; Maps; 1. Introduction; 2. The development of theory; 3. Social factors; 4. Lexicosemantics; 5. Phonology; 6. Syntax; 7. Conclusions; References; Index.

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John Holm studies how new languages come into being in this straightforward and concise introductory text. An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles begins by surveying the field’s core concepts and examines new languages developing out of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Too often in the past, Pidgins and Creoles were misinterpreted as bad versions of European languages. Today, varieties such as Jamaican Creole English, Haitian Creole French and New Guinea Pidgin are regarded as unique languages in their own right.

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"Holm has worked on these languages for the best part of three decades, and this is apparent in the width and scope of his research." Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development