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Review of ‘Language contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack his jacket’

About this moment, only four years ago, Robin Sabino’s Language contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack his jacket appeared. This work is without a doubt THE description of spoken Virgin Islands Dutch Creole and contains a bulk of information about all stages and aspects of this Dutch related Creole.

In the latest volume of Journal of Pidgin and Creole Language Peter Bakker (Aarhus University) published his review:

Bakker, Peter. 2016. Review of Language contact in the Danish West Indies: Giving Jack his Jacket. By Robin Sabino. Leiden: Brill 2012. Pp. 337 ISBN 978-90-04-22540-4 (Brill’s Studies in Language, Cognition and Culture, Volume 1) (…). In: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 31: 1, p. 223-228.

Other reviews of Sabino (2012) are Migge (2013) and Van den Berg & Van Sluijs (2015).

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Review Robin Sabino’s Language Contact in the Danish West Indies, by Bettina Migge.

In this months issue of Language in Society (42, 5 (2013), pp. 579-585) Bettina Migge reviewed Robin Sabino’s Language Contact in the Danish West Indies: “This study of the history of VIDC is not only of interest to researchers interested in Dutch creoles. It is a fine demonstration of how careful cross-disciplinary research can provide invaluable insights into the conditions, processes, and outcomes of language-contact situations past and present.”

Please use Sabino’s book, not only because of the very interesting content of the work istself, but also because of the unique dictionary of the last stage of Negerhollands and the several hundreds of recordings of Mrs. Alice Stevens which are made digitally available.

Cefas van Rossem