Dr. Cope

Dr. Lida Cope writes chapter on Written codeswitching and ethnolinguistic identities of a Czech Texan

Cope, L. (2008). Written codeswitching and ethnolinguistic identities of a Czech Texan.  In C. Cravens, M. Fidler, & S. S. Kresin (Eds.), Between texts, languages, and cultures: A Festschrift for Michael Henry Heim (pp. 1-14). Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.

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Statian Creole English: an English-derived language emerges in the Dutch Antilles.

Aceto, Michael. 2007. Statian Creole English: an English-derived language emerges in the Dutch Antilles. World Englishes 25: 411-435.

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-971X.2006.00480.x/abstract

Abstract: This paper examines data gathered via fieldwork from St Eustatius, an island in the Dutch Caribbean. This English variety displays a handful of correspondences with other Englishes spoken in geographically proximate areas, but what is most noteworthy about this restructured English is that so much of its grammar is significantly different from many of those same nearby varieties. Historical, linguistic, and ethnographic data are interwoven to make the case that Statian English sounds different from most other Englishes of the Caribbean basin because the colonizing and settlement patterns of the island differed from plantation societies focusing on the production of cash crops. St Eustatius was a commercial center instead, offering an entrepôt for goods (and, at times, slaves) for sale to customers from the eastern rim of the Americas. In this import-export context, English as a lingua franca of trade emerged with its own distinctive cluster of features.

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Wrestling with dichotomies in creole studies: Towards a more complete view of language emergence.

Aceto, Michael. 2007. Wrestling with dichotomies in creole studies: Towards a more complete view of language emergence. In Studies in contact linguistics: Essays in honor of Glenn G. Gilbert, ed. by Linda L. Thornburg & Janet M. Fuller, 293-309. New York: Peter Lang.

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