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Studies in Contact Linguistics

Essays in Honor of Glenn G. Gilbert

Linda Thornburg-Panther and Janet M. Fuller

This state-of-the-art volume features fourteen contributions by internationally renowned scholars covering three areas of contact linguistics: (1) Creolistics, beginning with an essay on the rise of the meaning and use of the word criollo, followed by studies of linguistic features of African American English, bozal Spanish, and Afrikaans; (2) German language varieties spoken in different periods and regions of the United States; and (3) theoretical issues central to analyzing language contact phenomena. Fittingly, social factors figure prominently in these analyses of language structure, providing a comprehensive view of the issues and topics to which Glenn G. Gilbert has dedicated his professional life.
Contents: Peter A. Roberts: The odyssey of criollo – John R. Rickford: The Anglicist / creolist quest for the roots of AAVE: Historical overview and new evidence from the copula – Geneviève Escure: Black / white contacts and the maintenance of identity in Minneapolis African American English: An examination of habitual aspect – Armin Schwegler: Bozal Spanish: Captivating new evidence from a contemporary source (Afro-Cuban «Palo Monte») – Hans den Besten: The origins of the Afrikaans pre-nominal possessive system(s) – Mark L. Louden: Patterns of language maintenance in German American speech islands – William D. Keel: Plattdüütsch and Plautdietsch in western Missouri and Kansas: The resilience of Low German networks on the Great Plains – Joseph C. Salmons/Felecia A. Lucht: Standard German in Texas – Janet M. Fuller: Borrowing trouble: Convergence in Pennsylvania German – Michael Clyne: Some exploratory comments relating sociolinguistic typology to language shift – Donald Winford: Revisiting relexification in creole formation – John H. McWhorter: Revisiting the creole prototype: Signs of antiquity in older languages – Hirokuni Masuda: Microsyntax and macrodiscourse: «Da mistery» in Hawai’i Creole – Michael Aceto: Wrestling with dichotomies in creole studies: Towards a more complete view of language emergence.