Marlyse Baptista is the New Guest Columnist for the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.The Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages invites highly respected scholars in the field of Language Contact Studies to write 4 guest columns, 2 per year, for publication in the journal. Columnists are invited to share with the journal audience their knowledge of issues in language contact studies, and their familiarity with the study of various aspects of the contact languages they have investigated, as well as the theoretical issues that are current in the field today.
Prior guest columnists include the following prominent scholars:
- Derek Bickerton (Vols 1 - 2, 1986 - 87)
- Salikoko Mufwene (Vols 3 - 4, 1988 - 89)
- Philip Baker (Vols 5 - 6, 1990-91)
- Lawrence Carrington (Vols 7 - 8, 1992 - 93)
- Pieter Muysken (Vols 9 - 10, 1994 - 95)
- Don Winford (Vols 11 - 12, 1996 - 97)
- Peter Mühlhäusler (Vols 13 - 14, 1998- 99)
- Claire Lefebvre (Vols 15 - 16, 2000- 2001)
- Sally Thomason (Vols 17 - 18, 2002 - 2003)
- Jeff Siegel (Vols 19 - 20, 2004 - 2005)
- John Singler (Vols 21 - 22, 2006 - 2007)
- Ingo Plag (Vols 23 - 24, 2008-2009)
- Silvia Kouwenberg (Vols 25 – 26, 2010 – 2011)
- John McWhorter (Vols 27 - 28, 2012 - 2013)
- Peter Bakker (Vols 29 - 30, 2014 - 2015)
From the JPCL webpage
JPCL at a Glance: The mission of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages is to provide a forum for the scholarly study of pidgins, creoles, and other contact languages, from multi-disciplinary perspectives. We place special emphasis on current research devoted to empirical description, theoretical issues, and the broader implications of the study of pidgins, creoles, and other contact languages for theories of acquisition and change, and for linguistic theory in general. We also encourage contributions that explore the application of linguistic research to language planning, education, and social reform, as well as studies that examine the role of pidgins, creoles, and other contact languages in the social life and culture, including the literature, of the communities where such languages are spoken.
Learn more about Marlyse's work on her homepage!
The JPCL is availble for purchase through John Benjamins Publishing Company.