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Creoles, Revisited
Language Contact, Language Change, and Postcolonial Linguistics





ISBN 9780367410100
Published May 27, 2021 by Routledge
222 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This innovative book contributes to a paradigm shift in the study of creole languages, forging new empirical frameworks for understanding language and culture in sociohistorical contact. The authors bring together archival sources to challenge dominant linguistic theory and practice and engage issues of power, positioning marginalized indigenous peoples as the center of, and vital agents in, these languages’ formation and development. Students in language contact, pidgins and creoles, Caribbean studies, and postcolonial studies courses—and scholars across many disciplines—will benefit from this book and be convinced of the importance of understanding creoles and creolization.

Table of Contents

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Post-colonial Linguistics and Post-creole Creolistics

Nicholas G. Faraclas and Sally J. Delgado

Chapter 2: A Subaltern Overview of Early Colonial Contact in the Afro-Atlantic: Renegades, Maroons and the Sugar Story

Nicholas G. Faraclas

Chapter 3: Sociohistorical Matrices for the Emergence of Afro-Atlantic ‘Creoles’ and other pre-1800 Colonial Era Contact Repertoires and Varieties

Nicholas G. Faraclas and Sally J. Delgado

Chapter 4: Renegades, Raiders, Loggers and Traders in the Early Colonial Contact Zones of the Western Caribbean

Sally J. Delgado

Chapter 5: ‘Arawak’, ‘Carib’ and ‘Garifuna’: Indigenous Trans-/Pluri-linguality versus Imperial Myth-making in the Afro-Atlantic

Fernando Y. Alvarado Benítez and Nicholas G. Faraclas

Chapter 6: Jamaican Maroon Spirit Language, Krio and Cryptolect

Ian Hancock

Chapter 7: Conceptual Construal, Convergence and the Creole Lexicon

Micah Corum

 

 

 

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Editor(s)

Biography

Nicholas G. Faraclas is a Professor in Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras.

Sally J. Delgado is a certified teacher and Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Puerto Rico, Cayey Campus.