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Defining Creole

by John H. McWhorter

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dialectology,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Pidgins & Creoles,
  • Language,
  • Linguistics,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics,
  • Creole dialects,
  • Grammar,
  • Inflection,
  • Lexicology,
  • Linguistic change

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages444
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9452533M
    ISBN 100195166701
    ISBN 109780195166705

    In their book, French Cooking in the New World, Frances D. and Peter J. Robotti quote Lafcadio Hearn as defining a Creole as "a white descendant of an original Louisiana settler, who may be either French, or Spanish, or German, or English, or even American.". A creole, by contrast, is a natural language developed from a mixture of different languages, like Haitian Creole, which is based on 18th-century French but absorbed elements of Portuguese, Spanish and West African languages.

    Creole definition: A creole is a language that has developed from a mixture of different languages and has | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. The difference between pidgin and creole is a bit more subtle than you think. At first, you're just two languages who are sort of seeing each other. Then, you're opening a joint bank account. The difference between pidgin and creole is a bit more subtle than you think. ”.

    Louisiana Creole people (French: Créoles de la Louisiane, Spanish: Criollos de Luisiana), are persons descended from the inhabitants of colonial Louisiana during the period of both French and Spanish rule. Louisiana Creoles share cultural ties such as the traditional use of the French, Spanish, and Louisiana Creole languages and predominant practice of Catholicism. A vastly over-simplified way to describe the two cuisines is to deem Creole cuisine "city food" and Cajun cuisine "country food." While many of the ingredients in Cajun and Creole dishes are similar, the real difference between the two styles is the people behind these famous : Menuism.


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Defining Creole by John H. McWhorter Download PDF EPUB FB2

For several decades the very definition of the term creole has been elusive even among creole specialists. This book attempts to forge a path beyond the inter- and intra-disciplinary misunderstandings and stalemates that have resulted from this, and to demonstrate the place that creoles might occupy in other linguistic subfields, including typology, language contact, and syntactic : Paperback.

A conventional wisdom among creolists is that creole is a sociohistorical term only: that creole languages share a particular history entailing adults rapidly acquiring a language usually under conditions of subordination, but that structurally they are indistinguishable from other languages/5(6).

A conventional wisdom among creolists is that creole is a sociohistorical term only: that creole languages share a particular history entailing adults rapidly acquiring a language usually under conditions of subordination, but that structurally they are indistinguishable from other languages.

The articles by John H. McWhorter collected in this volume demonstrate that this is in fact : John H. Mcwhorter. Defining Creole. John H. McWhorter. Description. A conventional wisdom among creolists is that creole is a sociohistorical term only: that creole languages share a particular history entailing adults rapidly acquiring a language usually under conditions of subordination, but that structurally they are indistinguishable from other languages.

The articles constitute a case for this thesis based on both broad, cross-creole ranges of data and focused expositions referring to single creole languages. The book presents a general case for a theory of language contact and creolization in which not only transfer from source languages but also structural reduction plays a central role, based on facts whose marginality of address in creole studies has.

Defining Creole - Kindle edition by McWhorter, John H. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Defining cturer: Oxford University Press. Book Description: A conventional wisdom among creolists is that creole is a sociohistorical term only: that creole languages share a particular history entailing adults rapidly acquiring a language usually under conditions of subordination, but that structurally they are indistinguishable from other languages.

The articles by John H. McWhorter collected in this volume demonstrate that this is in fact untrue. Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Defining Creole by John H. McWhorter; 2 editions; First published in Defining Creole | Open Library.

John H. McWhorter () Defining Creole. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewed by Angela Bartens John McWhorter’s latest book (at least to my knowledge; McWhorter is a highly prolific writer) is a collection of thirteen papers published over the past decade, updated and grouped together into three thematic sections.

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Defining - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book online for free. This book seems to define creole as free people of color (and their descendants) in Louisiana: Whereas this food website identifies creole as a mix of French, Spanish, African, Native American, Chinese, Russian, German, and Italian.

Gathers articles on creole languages and their origins, by John H McWhorter, a unique and often controversial scholar in the field. This book is of interest to scholars and students of creole and pidgin studies, and lingustics more broadly. Defining creole. [John H McWhorter] -- Gathers articles on creole languages and their origins, by John H McWhorter, a unique and often controversial scholar in the field.

This book is of interest to scholars and students of creole and Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript.

The first chapter, “Defining ‘Creole’ as a Synchronic Term,” is McWhorter’s “official” statement of his Creole Prototype hypothesis. Here he explicates the three traits of the creole prototype, namely, “few or no inflectional affixes” (p. 12), “little or no use of tone to distinguish.

Defining Creole John H. McWhorter New York: Oxford University Press Description This volume gathers the last ten years worth of published articles on creole languages and their origins by John H. McWhorter, a unique and often controversial scholar in the field.

The articles fall into roughly. Books shelved as creole: Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, The Field by Baptiste Paul, The Feast of All Saints by Anne Rice, Cane River by Lalita Tademy, a.

Negerhollands Creole Dutch 81 The French-based creoles 85 Haitian Creole French 86 English-based Atlantic creoles 91 Jamaican Creole English 93 English-based Pacific pidgins and creoles 95 Tok Pisin 96 Pidgins and creoles based on other languages Nubi Creole Arabic 4 Lexicosemantics   Buy Defining Creole by McWhorter, John H.

(ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : John H. McWhorter. It's unexpected fun when a book title raises questions, i. e., Creole Son, my novel about painter Edgar Degas's time in New Orleans.

When people ask me to define Creole, I say it's probably not what they think but lots more besides. Few ethnic terms are more misunderstood.

The word comes from the Portuguese/Spanish criar meaning "to breed" and was. Introduction to the special issue on creole morphology.

Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique pp. 1 ff. Mufwene, Salikoko S.Welcome to e-content platform of John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Here you can find all of our electronic books and journals, for purchase and download or subscriber by: 2.Like any language, creoles are characterized by a consistent system of grammar, possess large stable vocabularies, and are acquired by children as their native language.

These three features distinguish a creole language from a pidgin.