Creolization? Or Globalization?
Rachel R. Reynolds
rreyno1 at uic.edu
Sun Feb 20 17:14:13 UTC 2000
Can you please elaborate on your statment below? You said: "An interesting
outcome of this is that a conception of cultural dynamics informed by
sociolinguistic issues is giving birth to a rather large body of
scholarship." It sounds very interesting, but I'm not quite sure I grasp it.
University of Illinois at Chicago
At 02:28 AM 02/20/2000 -0500, Alex Enkerli wrote:
>Well, while we can't generalize, it seems that linguists and
>linguistic anthropologists engage differently with issues of
>In linguistics, there's both a significant amount of debate among
>creolists themselves (for instance through the CreoList mailing-list)
>and some degree of marginalization of creolists by some mainstream
>linguists. Again, I don't want to generalize but it seems that these
>linguists are mostly interested in creolization as representative of
>a specific model of language change that, for instance, may challenge
>In linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics, however, there seems
>to be more interest on issues of creolization and language contact,
>especially as these issues relate to broader cultural phenomena such
>as the negotiation of identity and language ideologies.
>Yet, the term "creolization" may be heavily charged and some scholars
>try to avoid the usual connotations afforded the term. An interesting
>outcome of this is that a conception of cultural dynamics informed by
>sociolinguistic issues is giving birth to a rather large body of
>Anyone has good references handy?
>Alex Enkerli aenkerli at indiana.edu
>Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology
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