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Overview of the Trio language. Brings together both extralinguistic factors, such as historical, economic, sociological and cultural factors that have and still contribute to the present-day status of the Trio Amerindians and their language and internal sociolinguistic factors, that is, factors that influence the choice of what the Trio speak to whom, how, and when. Shows that Trio sociolinguistically-speaking is in a strong position.

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In: New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids
In: Twentieth-Century Suriname
In: In and Out of Suriname
In: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
In: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
In: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
In: Linguistics and Archaeology in the Americas
The contributors to this volume, an international group of leading specialists, guide us through different aspects of the study of Amerindian languages and societies that lie at the heart of the extensive and multi-facetted work of Willem Adelaar, the forerunning specialist in Native American studies of Meso and South America, and Professor of Amerindian Studies at Leiden University. The contributors focus on three larger regions, the Andes, Amazonia, Meso-America and the Circum-Caribbean region, giving us a state of the art overview of current linguistic and archaeological research trends that illuminate the dynamicity and historicity of the Americas, in migratory movements, contact situations, grouping and re-grouping of identities and the linguistic results thereof. This book is a must-have for all scholars of the American continent.
Language, Mobility and Identity
In and Out of Suriname: Language, Mobility and Identity offers a unique multidisciplinary perspective on a multilingual society in the Caribbean and Guianan sphere. Breaking away from the view of bounded ethnicity, the authors address central theoretical issues of multilingual and multicultural societies including ethnicity as a social distinction, identity as the shifting construction of the self and others, and the role of language therein. They discuss the impact of contact and mobilities on language maintenance, expansion and change. Language, mobility and identity in Suriname are observed through the lens of the actors themselves, from the ever-mobile Amerindians and Maroons on the periphery of land and society through expanding urban societies enhanced by recent migration from Haiti, Brazil and China.