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Creolization of Language and Culture by Robert Chaudenson
Book DescriptionCreolization of Language and Culture is the first English edition of Robert Chaudenson's landmark text Des iles, des hommes, des langues, which has also been fully revised. . With reference to the main varieties of creole French, Chaudenson argues against the traditional account of creole genesis for a more sophisticated paradigm which takes full account of the peculiar linguistic and social factors at play in colonial societies. This is an accessible book which makes an important contribution to the study of pidgin and creole language varieties, as well as to the development of contemporary European languages outside Europe. Key features include: Analysis of current debates on the development of creoles Discussion of many aspects of human culture including music, medicine, cooking, magic and folklore Translation of all French sources from which Chaudenson quotes extensively
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415145930
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 17-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Chaudenson
Dynamics of Language Contact, Paperback (March 2003)
Discusses disparate findings to examine the dynamics of contact between languages in an immigrant context.
Ecology of Language Evolution, Paperback (August 2001)
This major 2001 work explores the development of creoles and other new languages.
Creolization of Language and Culture, Hardback (May 2001)» View all books by Robert Chaudenson
This is an accessible book which makes an important contribution to the study of Pidgin and Creole language varieties, as well as to the development of contemporary European languages outside Europe.
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