This collection of selected conference papers from three SPCL meetings brings together a cross-fertilization of approaches to the study of contact languages. The articles are grouped into three coherent sections dealing with, respectively, phonetics and phonology, including Optimality Theory; synchronic analyses of both morphology and syntax; and diachronic tracings of language change, with special focus on sound patterns as well as semantics. An added value of the volume is that most of the articles are in various ways significant for more than one linguistic subgrouping, and there is a significant overlap of interests; the sections also cover sociolinguistic subjects, give both theoretical and functional linguistic analyses of language data, and discuss issues of grammaticalization. Thus, in discussing a number of issues relevant far beyond the study of pidgin and creole languages, as well as providing a wealth of linguistic data, this volume also contributes to the broader field of linguistics in general.
1. Preface; 2. Part I; 3. 1. Maintenance or assimilation? Phonological variation and change in the realization of /t / by British Barbadians (by Brana-Straw, Michelle C.); 4. 2. Universal and substrate influence on the phonotactics and syllable structure of Krio (by Finney, Malcolm Awadajin); 5. 3. Tone on quantifiers in Saramaccan as a transferred feature from Kikongo (by Kramer, Marvin); 6. 4. Morphophonological properties of pitch accents in Jamaican Creole reduplication (by Gooden, Shelome); 7. 5. Effort reduction and the grammar: Liquid phonology in Haitian and St. Lucian (by Russell, Eric); 8. Part II; 9. 6. Reflexivity in Capeverdean: Predicate properties and sentence structure (by Fieis, Alexandra); 10. 7. An additional pronoun and hierarchies in creolized Chinuk Wawa (by Robertson, David D.); 11. 8. Three irregular verbs in Gullah (by Frank, David B.); 12. 9. Afro-Bolivian Spanish: The survival of a true creole prototype (by Lipski, John M.); 13. 10. Copula patterns in Hawai'i Creole: Creole origin and decreolization (by Inoue, Aya); 14. Part III; 15. 11. On the properties of Papiamentu pa: Synchronic and diachronic perspectives (by Lefebvre, Claire); 16. 12. No exception to the rule: The tense-aspect-modality system of Papiamentu reconsidered (by Faraclas, Nicholas); 17. 13. A look at so in Mauritian Creole: From possessive pronoun to emphatic determiner (by Guillemin, Diana); 18. 14. Chinese Spanish in 19th century Cuba: Documenting sociohistorical context (by Walicek, Don E.); 19. 15. Comparative perspectives on the origins, development and structure of Amazonian (Karipuna) French Creole (by Ferreira, Jo-Anne S.); 20. Index