• No Comments

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.

Author: Voodoohn Zulkirisar
Country: Switzerland
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 16 February 2015
Pages: 428
PDF File Size: 6.41 Mb
ePub File Size: 20.86 Mb
ISBN: 780-5-27342-973-9
Downloads: 35349
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mikora

An introduction to pidgins and creoles / John Holm | National Library of Australia

To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. Volume 1, Theory and Structure. Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation, making comparative research into the genesis, development, and structure of creoles difficult.

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. Selected pages Title Page. Can I view this online? While most creole lexical terms come from the superstrate language, they are often derived from archaic and dialect or regional forms.

Advanced search Search history. What a detailed and descriptiv ebook. 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.

Online Table of contents Broken link? Overall it is clear that “sociolinguistic factors are essential parts of the definition of both pidgins and creoles”.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

References to this book Dialectology J. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The development of theory 3. Order a copy Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. You can view this on the NLA website. IntroeuctionRobert Lawrence Trask No preview available – 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.


Holm describes his own position as “moderate substratist”. Written for both students and general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics, the book’s original perspective introductipn also attract specialists in the field seeking a broad overview of the linguistic relationships among these languages.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles – John Holm – Google Books

An introduction anr pidgins and creoles. Chapter six is a comparison, across the seven creoles described in chapter three, of various syntactical features: Request this item to view in the Library’s reading rooms using your library card. How do I find a book?

These resulted in such creoles as Jamaican, Haitian, Papiamentu, and some one hundred others, as well as such semi-creoles as Afrikaans, non-standard Brazilian Portugese, Papiamentu, and American Black English.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. It is hardly controversial to observe that the Atlantic creoles arose among speakers of partially similar African languages learning partially holn European languages under partially similar social conditions. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Cambridge University Press Amazon.

Publisher description Broken link? Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Machine derived contents note: Chapter two outlines some of the theoretical debates over the nature of pidgins, creoles, pidgnis the processes such as nativization and stabilisation that change them.

From this survey Holm finds “a strong case for parallel independent development ChambersPeter Trudgill Limited preview – 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.


Theory a historical overview. List of tables Preface Abbreviations and symbols Maps 1. Of course things aren’t that simple. Substrate influence shows itself in some direct borrowing or retention, but more widely in patterns of morphological and semantic changes introductino superstrate lexical items.

Other editions – View all Pidgins and Creoles: To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video. Together with creole-internal innovations, borrowing from adstrate languages those which are neither superstrate nor substrate and the convergence uolm all or some of the above, these account for the features that distinguish creoles from their lexical source languages.

YY hbk Main Reading Room.

Browse titles authors subjects uniform titles series callnumbers dewey numbers starting from optional. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book jjohn in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges.

In writing this book, Holm draws on broad studies of many languages to make clear how far-reaching creoles’similarities are and to challenge current linguistic theories on creoles and pidgins. See what’s been added intrduction the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. Cambridge [England] ; New York: