The Resource Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil, Steven Byrd

Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil, Steven Byrd

Label
Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil
Title
Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Steven Byrd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although millions of slaves were forcibly transported from Africa to Brazil, the languages the slaves brought with them remain little known. Most studies have focused on African contributions to Brazilian Portuguese rather than on the African languages themselves. This book is unusual in focusing on an African-descended language. The author describes and analyzes the Afro- Brazilian speech community of Calunga, in Minas Gerais. Linguistically descended from West African Bantu, Calunga is an endangered Afro-Brazilian language spoken by a few hundred older Afro-Brazilian men, who use it only for specific, secret communications. Unlike most creole languages, which are based largely on the vocabulary of the colonial language, Calunga has a large proportion of African vocabulary items embedded in an essentially Portuguese grammar. A hyrid language, its formation can be seen as a form of cultural resistance. Steven Byrd's study provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Calunga based on two years of interviews with speakers of the language. He examines its history and historical context as well as its linguistic context, its sociolinguistic profile, and its lexical and grammatical outlines
Cataloging source
CDX
Dewey number
469.7/98151
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PC5447.M56
LC item number
B97 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Calunga and the legacy of an African language in Brazil, Steven Byrd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Historical overview -- Linguistic overview -- Sociolinguistic and sociohistorical considerations of Calunga -- The Calunga lexicon -- Calunga grammar
Control code
ocn817540035
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826350862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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393372
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b27194553
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)817540035
  • pebcs0826350860

Library Locations

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