On the emergence of new language varieties: The case of the Eastern Maroon Creole in French Guiana

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dc.contributor.author Migge, Bettina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-24T14:47:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-24T14:47:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.isbn 9789027252593
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7701
dc.description.abstract It then appears that Creoles, like other languages, have considerable internal complexity. This complexity seems to have emerged due to different kinds of processes of contact. However, to date little is known about the sociolinguistic structure of any one Creole and the social and linguistic processes that contributed to its emergence and maintenance. The aim of this paper is to investigate these issues in relation to the Eastern Maroon Creoles (EMCs) of Suriname and French Guiana. The discussion suggests that contrary to common assumptions, the speakers of these Creoles traditionally recognize a range of social and regional or ethnic varieties. In addition, new varieties and practices continue to emerge most likely spurred by the social changes that have been affecting these communities in the last 30 years. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing en
dc.relation.ispartof Hinrichs, L. and Farquharson, J.T. (eds). Variation in the Caribbean From creole continua to individual agency en
dc.subject French Guiana en
dc.subject Eastern Maroons en
dc.subject Surinamese Creoles en
dc.subject Linguistic variation en
dc.title On the emergence of new language varieties: The case of the Eastern Maroon Creole in French Guiana en
dc.type Book Chapter en
dc.internal.webversions http://www.jbe-platform.com/content/books/9789027287397-13mig
dc.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1075/cll.37
dc.neeo.contributor Migge|Bettina|aut|
dc.date.updated 2016-06-24

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