By Geneviève Escure, Armin Schwegler

This quantity incorporates a collection of fifteen papers offered at 3 consecutive conferences of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles provide a balanced sampling of creolists’ present examine pursuits. the entire contributions deal with questions without delay correct to pidgin/creole experiences and different touch languages. the vast majority of papers handle problems with morphology or syntax. many of the contributions utilize phonological research whereas others examine language improvement from the viewpoint of acquisition. a couple of papers research discourse innovations and elegance, or broader problems with social and ethnic identification. whereas this array of issues and views is reflective of the variety of the sector, there's additionally a lot universal flooring in that each one of the papers adduce sturdy facts corpora to help their analyses. the variety of languages analyzed spans the planet, as nearly twenty touch types are studied during this quantity.

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Net). Baker, Ph. 1995. ) 1995a: 1–24. , M. Post, and H. van der Voort, 1995. ” In Pidgins and Creoles: An Introduction, J. Arends, P. Muysken and N. ), 247–58. Amsterdam: Benjamins. Beeldsnijder, R. 1994. Om werk van jullie te hebben’: Plantageslaven in Suriname, 1730–1750 [Bronnen voor de Studie van Afro-Surinaamse Samenlevingen 16] Utrecht: CLACS/ IBS Bickerton, D. 1981. Roots of language. Ann Arbor: Karoma. Bickerton, D. 1991. ” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 6: 25–58. 33 34 Margot van den Berg and Jacques Arends Carlin, E.

The collection of natural discourse is a lengthy, time-consuming process, but it is also highly productive, as it makes it possible to gain crucial insights into the actual mechanisms of obsolescence. I conducted observations in Punta Gorda, the original Central American settlement of the Garinagu on the island of Roatán, Honduras, as well as in the village of Seine Bight in Belize. One of my objectives is to examine some of the (recent) contact-induced differences that may have developed between Honduran and Belizean Garifuna.

9 CHAPTER 2 Court records as a source of authentic early Sranan Margot van den Berg Universiteit van Amsterdam Jacques Arends Universiteit van Amsterdam In this study we show that 17th- and 18th-century court records, in which (parts of) Blacks’ testimonies are occasionally reproduced in Sranan, contain valuable data on early Sranan. The vast majority of these records are contained in the archives of the Hof van Politie en Criminele Justitie, stored in the Nationaal Archief in The Hague. Some additional data can be found in the archives of the Sociëteit van Suriname.

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