Deconstructing Creole / edited by Umberto Ansaldo, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim.

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Other Authors: Ansaldo, Umberto, Matthews, Stephen, 1963-, Lim, Lisa
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 2007.
Series:Typological studies in language ; 73.
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Summary:Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of 'creole exceptionalism' as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that underlie current attempts to present 'creole structure' as a special type, from typological as well as sociohistorical perspectives. The sum of the findings presented here suggests that careful empirical investigation of input varieties and contact.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 290 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9789027292391
9027292396
9027229856
9789027229854
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9781282154513
9786612154515
6612154519
ISSN:0167-7373 ;
Language:English.
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.