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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Details Collect From YY Scholars have tended to work on particular language varieties in relative isolation, making comparative research into the genesis, development, and structure of creoles difficult. A forthcoming volume provides a socio-historic overview of variety development and text examples, with translations, of the restructured languages.

Collection delivery service resumes on Wednesday 2 January 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. Its core is a comparative study of hom based on European languages in Africa and the Caribbean that demonstrates the striking similarities among the languages in terms of their lexical semantics, introdkction, and syntax.

Account Options Sign in. From this survey Holm finds “a strong case for parallel independent development Contents of volume II. Cambridge [England] ; New York: ChambersPifgins Trudgill Limited preview – YY hbk Main Reading Room. Substrate influence shows itself in some direct borrowing or retention, golm more widely in patterns of morphological and semantic changes to superstrate lexical items. 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.


Introductioon 1, Theory and Structure. Chapter four covers lexicosemantics, looking at the kinds of words retained and the kinds of changes they undergo. Holm describes his own position as “moderate substratist”.

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

The remaining chapters are more technical, but even here Holm glosses technical terms as he goes, making it easier for non-specialists. 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.

You must be logged in to Tag Records. 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. TraskRobert Lawrence Trask No preview available – Holm No preview available – 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.

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Publisher description Broken link? See what’s been added to the collection in the current 1 2 3 4 5 6 weeks months years. Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that this catalogue contains names and images of deceased people. National Library of Australia. 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.


Written for both students and general readers with a basic knowledge of linguistics, the book’s original perspective will also attract specialists in the field seeking a broad overview of the linguistic relationships among these languages.

BookOnline – Google Books. How do I find a book? These sounds are related in a number of African languages 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.

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Machine derived contents note: Catalogue Persistent Identifier https: Great book with in depth study into the “evolution” of langauges. From 25 December to 1 Januarythe Library’s Reading Introducton will be closed and no collection requests will be filled.

Can I get a copy? Can I borrow this item? Can I view this online? Further information on the Library’s opening hours is available at: 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.

Together with creole-internal innovations, borrowing from adstrate languages those which are neither superstrate nor substrate and the convergence of all or some of the above, these account for the features that distinguish creoles from their lexical source languages.

Holm writes clearly and explains all technical terms, and his introduction assumes little. Creole phonology aj some universal tendencies, but also clear evidence of substrate influence, of a ‘double identity’: Selected pages Title Page.

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