An annotated bibliography on the Genesis of Creoles and Pidgins
A review of selected publications on from 1998 to presentThis is an annotated bibliography of sources which contribute to an understanding of the
Genesisof Creole and Pidgin Languages.
This compilation of sources is especially important due to theneed for acceptance of the real nature of Creole languages and the study of these languages asviable and necessitous. It is worth mention at this early stage that this list is by no meansexhausted and that the works cited here are by recognized and reliable sources. Much researchhas been done to check the validity of each author by cross referencing their works and sourceswith those of other authors using online tools, namely Google scholar, I determined validity bynoting the number of citations they had within articles of known Creolists e.g. Claire Lefebvre.
Lefebvre, Claire. "Relexification in creole genesis and its effects on the development of thecreole." Creole and Contact. Ed. Tonjes Veenestra and Norval Smith. Vol. 23. Amsterdam:John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2001. 323.
Claire Lefebvre looks at Relexification as one key process in the genesis of Creole languages.Creole languages she explicitly states “are mixed languages in that they derive some of their properties from those of their substratum languages and some of their properties from those of the super stratum language.” (Lefebvre, Relexification in creole genesis and its effects on thedevelopment of the creole) Lefebvre carefully and scientifically examines the three key stages tothe development of a Creole language using Haitian Creole, Sranan, Saramacan and other creolesin contrast to French as the superstrate language. She observes that the genesis of these