Origins of a Creole : the history of Papiamentu and its African ties / by Bart Jacobs.

This study embarks on the intriguing quest for the origins of the Caribbean creole language Papiamentu, casting new and long-lasting light on the issue. Embedding exhaustive and rigorous linguistic comparisons in a detailed and novel historical framework, the study convincingly argues that Papiament...

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Main Author: Jacobs, Bart, 1979-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, 2012.
Series:Language contact and bilingualism ; 3.
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Summary:This study embarks on the intriguing quest for the origins of the Caribbean creole language Papiamentu, casting new and long-lasting light on the issue. Embedding exhaustive and rigorous linguistic comparisons in a detailed and novel historical framework, the study convincingly argues that Papiamentu is genetically related to the Portuguese-based creoles of the Cape Verde Islands, Guinea-Bissau, and Casamance (Senegal).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 387 pages) : maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-384) and index.
ISBN:9781614511076
1614511071
9781614511106
1614511101
ISSN:2190-698X ;