What is it about?

Use, documentation and semantic evolution of the three central creolistic terms: BOZAL, CIMARRÒN and CRIOLLO. Origin of the creole languages. A book reviwe.

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Why is it important?

A documentation of the earliest documents of three central terms in croelistics and the history of its use and semantic chnages. An important contribution to the understandig of the origin of creole languages. A book reviewe.


A highly recomended book on a central theme in histoprical creolistics. There should be an English translation accessible to all creolists.

Prof. Dr. Peter Stein

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This page is a summary of: Alla Klimenkowa, Sprachkontakt und lexikalische Innovation in der karibischen Kontaktzone: die Beispiele «bozal», «cimarrón» und «criollo» (Kreolische Bibliothek, 28), Hamburg, Buske, 2017, XII + 307 p., Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie (ZrP), November 2020, De Gruyter,
DOI: 10.1515/zrp-2020-0064.
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