An introduction to pidgins and creoles / John Holm. p. cm. – (Cambridge textbooks in linguistics). Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index. ISBN 0 : An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) (): John Holm: Books. SIL Electronic Book Reviews An introduction to pidgins and creoles. By John Holm. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics. Cambridge and New York.

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YY hbk Main Reading Room. A pidgin is a reduced language resulting from contact between groups with no common language, while a creole is a pidgin or jargon that has become the native language of an entire speech community, often as a result of slavery or other population displacements.

List of tables Preface Abbreviations and symbols Maps 1. Chapter three is a sociolinguistic survey of the world’s creoles, with a brief introduction to a group of languages followed by a more detailed look at one example.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

National Library of Australia. Its core is a comparative study of creoles based on European languages in Africa and the Caribbean that demonstrates the striking similarities among the languages in terms of their lexical semantics, phonology, and syntax.

The development of theory 3. Creole phonology exhibits some universal tendencies, but also clear evidence of substrate influence, of a ‘double identity’: Cambridge [England] ; New York: Advanced search Search history. BookOnline – Google Books. And one controversial idea is monogenesis, that all creoles or all Atlantic creoles derive from a single source, a Portuguese-based pidgin. A forthcoming volume provides a socio-historic overview of variety development and text examples, with translations, of the restructured languages.

Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. While most creole lexical terms come from the superstrate language, they are often derived from archaic and dialect or regional forms. These sounds are related in a number of African languages Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Can I borrow this item?


Table of contents Broken link? User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. An introduction to pidgins and creoles. Holm writes clearly and explains all technical terms, and his introduction assumes little.

You must be logged in to Tag Records. Others centre on the “creole continuum”, the social continuum of dialects produced when creoles in prolonged contact with their superstrates “decreolize”, and the amorphous boundaries between creoles and post- and semi-creoles.

Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. Contents of volume II.

Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. One of these is between universalists, who argue that all creoles share common features resulting from human language universals in domains such as adult language learning and substratists, who stress the influence of substrate languages.

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My library Help Advanced Book Search. An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles is obviously intended to be a textbook for linguistics students, but the bulk of it is general enough to be of wider appeal. Account Options Sign in. Holm begins historically, tracing the early history of European pidgins and creoles touching on Lingua Franca and maritime jargon and the work of Van Name and Schuchardt in the second half of the nineteenth century.

January External links: To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. Creolized, or restructured versions of English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portugese, and other languages arose during European colonial expansion. Holm No preview available – Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply.


Other editions – View all Pidgins and Creoles: Creole lexicosemantics is a powerful tool for social history, providing evidence for patterns in immigration and slave-taking — highlighting, for example, the general importance of Portuguese in the Atlantic slave trade. In the Library Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card.

Overall it is clear that “sociolinguistic factors are essential parts of the definition of both pidgins and creoles”. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video.

Selected pages Title Page. It is hardly controversial to observe that the Atlantic creoles arose among speakers of partially similar African languages learning partially similar European languages under partially similar social conditions.

Chapter six is a comparison, across the seven creoles described in chapter three, of various syntactical features: Chapter two outlines some of the theoretical debates over the nature of pidgins, creoles, and the processes such as nativization and stabilisation that change them.

This first volume of Holm’s major survey of pidgins and creoles provides an up-to-date and readable introduction to a field hlom study that has become established only in the past few decades. Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation, making comparative research into the genesis, development, and structure of creoles difficult.