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Title: Creolization outside Creolistics
Contributor(s): Siegel, Jeff (author)
Publication Date: 2005
DOI: 10.1075/jpcl.20.1.08sie
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Abstract: Looking up 'creolization' on any data base, or doing a search at or simple googling the term will show that it is more widely used outside linguistics than inside – especially in anthropology, sociology, history and literary studies. Jourdan (2001: 2903) notes that the term has been borrowed from linguistics where one its definitions is the creation of a new language out of contact between at least two different languages. Creolization in the sociocultural context usually refers to the creation of new aspects of culture as a result of contact between different cultures. In this column, I present some background information on what I'll call 'sociocultural creolization' and its links with linguistic creolization. Then I describe what I see as some of the differences between the sociocultural and linguistic approaches. I conclude with implications of these differences for the field of creolistics.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 20(1), p. 141-166
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 0920-9034
Field of Research (FOR): 200408 Linguistic Structures (incl Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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