Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 2, Reference Survey by John A. HolmPidgins and Creoles: Volume 2, Reference Survey by John A. Holm

Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 2, Reference Survey

byJohn A. Holm

Paperback | May 26, 1989

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This second volume of John Holm's Pidgins and Creoles provides an overview of the socio-historical development of each of some one hundred known pidgins and creoles. Each variety is grouped according to the language from which it drew its lexicon - Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, French, English, African and other languages. John Holm convincingly demonstrates the historical and linguistic reasons for this organisation, which also enables the reader to perceive with ease the interrelationship of all varieties within each group. The section devoted to each variety provides a discussion of its salient linguistic features and presents a brief text, usually of connected discourse, with a morpheme-by-morpheme translation. Readers thus have access to data from all known pidgins and creoles in the world, and the volume provides possibly the most comprehensive reference source on pidginization and creolization yet available. The emphasis of John Holm's first volume was on linguistic structure and theory. Each volume can be read independently, but together the two volumes of Pidgins and Creoles provide a major survey of current pidgin and creole linguistics which lays new foundations for research in the field.
Title:Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 2, Reference SurveyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:476 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:May 26, 1989Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521359406

ISBN - 13:9780521359405

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Table of Contents

Reference survey; List of maps; Introduction; List of abbreviations; 6. Portuguese-based varieties; 7. Spanish-based varieties; 8. Dutch-based varieties; 9. French-based varieties; 10. English-based varieties; 11. Varieties based on African languages; 12. Varieties based on other languages; Conclusion; References; Index to volumes I and II.

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"...will prove very useful to anyone contemplating fieldwork in virtually any pidgin or creole speech community in the world." American Anthropologist