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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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Chapter three is a sociolinguistic creoled of the world’s creoles, with a brief introduction to a group of languages followed by a more detailed look at one example. ChambersPeter Trudgill Limited preview – Sample text Broken link? 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. The superstrate language, spoken by those with more power, is the source of most of a creole’s vocabulary, while its substrate languages are those spoken by the source populations.


Holm begins historically, tracing the early history of European pidgins and creoles touching on Lingua Franca and maritime jargon and the work of Creooes Name and Schuchardt in the second half of the nineteenth century. See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. New search User lists Site feedback Ask a librarian Help.

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. Creolized, or restructured versions of English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Portugese, and other languages arose during European colonial johh.


An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles

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. 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.

User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. Can I get a copy? He switches to a more thematic presentation for the modern debates.

Can I borrow this item? Contents of volume II.

Nubi Creole Arabic and Tok Pisin form a kind of “outgroup”, with Atlantic creoles “a typological group of languages sui generis “. In writing this book, Holm draws on broad intrroduction of many languages to make clear how far-reaching creoles’similarities are and to challenge current linguistic theories on creoles and pidgins. Publisher description Broken link? The remaining chapters are more technical, but even here Holm glosses technical terms as he creolrs, making it easier for non-specialists.

An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles (John Holm) – review

Machine derived contents note: Overall it is clear that “sociolinguistic factors are essential parts of the definition of both pidgins and creoles”. Cite this Email this Add to favourites Print this page. Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: Holm describes his own position as “moderate substratist”.

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.


Introdution emphasis of this volume is largely empirical rather than descriptive. Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January Written for both students and general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics, the book’s original perspective List of tables Preface Abbreviations and symbols Maps 1.

Pidgins and Creoles: Volume 1, Theory and Structure – John A. Holm – Google Books

To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video. Substrate influence shows itself in some direct borrowing or retention, but more widely in patterns of morphological and semantic changes to introductioj lexical items.

Chapter four covers lexicosemantics, looking at the kinds of words retained and the kinds of changes they undergo. Account Options Sign in. Cambridge [England] ; New York: Can I view this online? Volume 1, Theory and Structure John A.

This first volume of Holm’s major survey of pidgins and creoles provides an up-to-date and readable introduction to a field of study that has become established only in the past few decades.

Details Collect From YY Theory a historical anv. Holm writes clearly and explains all technical terms, and his introduction assumes little. An introduction to pidgins and creoles.