Monthly Archives: July 2015

SPCL Graz July 7-9, 2015: Peter Stein: Oldendorp’s Grammar, the original Manuscript version: an unknown masterpiece of modern creolistics

Next week Peter Stein (University of Bremen) will present a very interesting description of Virgin Islands Dutch Creole: the original version of Oldendorp’s Grammar (1768). From the 1980s on  Stein published a lot about the ‘earliest creolists’ namely the translators of the Moravian Brethren,, mainly based on a bulk of texts written in Virgin Islands Dutch Creole/Negerhollands. In 2000 he was one of the editors of the original manuscript of Oldendorp’s History of the Moravian Brethren in the Danish Antilles. This edition is much more extensive than the original 1770 publication Geschichte der Mission der Evangelischen Brüder auf den Caraibischen Inseln S. Thomas, S. Croix und S. Jan.

Please see the conference program here.

and the conference booklet here. Stein’s abstract is on p. 112.