Comparing languages such as african american english afrikaans and brazilian vernacular portuguese john holm identifies the linguistic processes that lead to partial restructuring bringing into focus a key span on the continuum of contact induced language change which has not previously been analysed. Accounting for the structural differences between non creole language varieties such as african american english afrikaans and brazilian vernacular portuguese and the european source languages out of which they grew john holm argues that these differences resulted from partial restructuring. Languages in contact the partial restructuring of vernaculars there is widespread agreement that certain non creole vernaculars are structurally quite different from the languages out of which they grew african american english afrikaans brazilian vernacular portuguese nonstandard caribbean spanish and the vernacular lects of reunion french. Book notices 683 index covering references languages cited and other general subject matter thomas r wier university of chicago languages in contact the partial re structuring of vernaculars. Reviews language in society 35 2006 printed in the united states ofamerica doi 1010170s0047404506210133 john holm languages in contact the partial restructuring of vernaculars cambridge cambridge university press 2004
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