By Robin Queen
Nov 10, 2013
Marlyse Baptista's contribution on Cape Verdean Creole (Brava variety) has just appeared in the four-volume Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Structures (Oxford University Press).
This Atlas, co-edited by Susanne Maria Michaelis, Magnus Huber, Philip Maurer and Martin Haspelmath was produced at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. It includes 77 pidgins and creoles. These include widely studied Atlantic and Indian Ocean creoles, lesser known pidgins and creoles from Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Australia, some extinct varieties, as well as a few mixed languages.
Soon, the data found in the four volumes will also be made available as an interactive electronic database on the web (to be published by the Max Planck Digital Library).