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John A. Holm

Professor Creolistics

  • 1978: Ph.D. in Linguistics, University College London
  • 1968: M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language, Columbia University Teachers College
  • 1965: B.A. in English Language and Literature, University of Michigan
Previous employment
  • 1980-1998: City University of New York: Hunter College English Department, Ph.D. Program in Linguistics, C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center; Assistant Professor (1980-86), Associate Professor (l986-l989), and Professor (l989-98) of English and linguistics
  • 1978-80: College of the Bahamas, Nassau; lecturer in linguistics, English,German
  • 1973-75: Kollegium Sarnen, Switzerland; teacher (Hauptlehrer) of English
  • 1971-73: Detroit Institute of Technology, Detroit MI, USA; instructor of English as a second language, standard English as a second dialect, and German
  • 1969-70: Volkshochschule, Zurich, Switzerland; instructor (Dozent) of English as a foreign language
  • 1965-66: Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia; instructor (professor) of English as a foreign language
Positions held:
  • Chair, English Linguistics;
  • Director, Graduate Program in Descriptive Linguistics
  • Coordinator, Research Group in Creolistics
  • 2007. and Peter Patrick, eds. Comparative Creole Syntax. London: Battlebridge
  • 2004. Languages in Contact: the partial restructuring of vernaculars. Cambridge: Cambridge UniversityPress.175 pp.
  • 2000 Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles. Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics, Cambridge University Press. 282 pp.
  • 1993 and F. Byrne, eds. Atlantic Meets Pacific: a global view of pidginization and creolization. Selected Papers from the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 465 pp.
  • 1988-89 Pidgins and Creoles. Cambridge University Press. 2 vol., 704 pp.
  • 1986 with M. Görlach, eds. Focus on the Caribbean. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 209 pp.
  • 1983 ed., Central American English. Heidelberg: Julius Groos Verlag, 184 pp.
  •  1982 with A. Shilling. Dictionary of Bahamian English. Cold Spring: Lexik House Publishers, 228 pp.
  • 1978 The Creole English of Nicaragua's Miskito Coast, U. of London Ph.D. thesis. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International, 627 pages.

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Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Coimbra
Largo da Porta Férrea
3004-530 Coimbra (Portugal)

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