Negerhollands, the now extinct Dutch-derived creole of the Virgins Islands, is unique in that there is a rich digitized corpus of historical as well as almost contemporary texts available that hardly have been studied. The language emerged around 1700 and the last known speaker died in 1987. This database contains a rich digitized corpus of historical as well as almost contemporary texts (1742-1936) in Negerhollands. These data were carefully edited and digitized in a previous NWO project. A considerable and representative part of the database is annotated, which enables the user to make advanced search queries.
data, corpus, text corpus
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Pidgin and Creole Studies
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Prof. dr. P.C. Muysken (Radboud University)