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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