Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages: The Role of Women, Renegades, and People of African and Indigenous Descent in the Emergence of the Coloni

Agency in the Emergence of Creole Languages: The Role of Women, Renegades, and People of African and Indigenous Descent in the Emergence of the Coloni

By: Nicholas Faraclas (editor)Hardback

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This book is a 'must read' for those who are looking for fresh perspectives on the process of creolization of language. Focusing on people whose agency has too often been rendered invisible in colonial and neo-colonial history and on voices which have too often been silenced in linguistic accounts of creole genesis, this volume considers socio-historical and linguistic evidence that attests to the important roles played in the emergence of the Atlantic and Pacific Creoles by marginalized populations, such as women and people of non-European descent. In this work, the authors amass and critically analyze a wealth of compelling data not only from phonology, morpho-syntax, pragmatics, and descriptive, theoretical, and applied linguistics, but also from history, economics, political science, sociology, anthropology, and critical theory to demonstrate how enterprising women, rebellious slaves, insubordinate sailors, and a host of other renegades and maroons had a major impact on the creolized societies, cultures, and languages of the colonial era Atlantic and Pacific.

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Contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Abbreviations; 3. Marginalized peoples, racialized slavery and the emergence of the Atlantic Creoles (by Faraclas, Nicholas); 4. African agency in the emergence of the Atlantic Creoles (by Zambrana, Pier Angeli LeCompte); 5. Women and colonial era creolization (by Faraclas, Nicholas); 6. Indigenous peoples and the emergence of the Caribbean Creoles (by Luna, Marta Viada Bellido de); 7. Linguistic evidence for the influence of indigenous Caribbean grammars on the grammars of the Atlantic Creoles (by Luna, Marta Viada Bellido de); 8. Societes de cohabitation and the similarities between the English lexifier Creoles of the Atlantic and the Pacific: The case for diffusion from the Afro-Atlantic to the Pacific (by Faraclas, Nicholas); 9. Influences of Houma ancestral languages on Houma French: West Muskogean features in Houma French (by Faraclas, Nicholas); 10. Marginalized peoples and Creole Genesis: Societes de cohabitation and the Founder Principle (by Gonzalez-Lopez, Candida); 11. References; 12. Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 12/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9789027252685
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 260
  • ID: 9789027252685
  • weight: 615
  • ISBN10: 9027252688

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