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Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Silvia Kouwenberg

Handbook of Pidgin and Creole

Silvia Kouwenberg

Published November 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780631229025
Hardcover
704 pages
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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 ofMoreFeaturing 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 studiesBrings together newly-commissioned entries by an international contributor teamAccessibly 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 societyProvides a valuable resource for students, scholars and researchers working across a number linguistic disciplines, including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, and the anthropology of language