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  • Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammarby Claire Lefebvre

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 56.00

    An examination of creole genesis, showing how mechanisms from source languages show themselves in creole. more...

  • Creoles, their Substrates, and Language Typologyby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their... more...

  • Issues in the Study of Pidgin and Creole Languagesby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 149.00

    The content of this book is concerned with various issues at stake in Creole studies that are also of interest for general linguistics. These include the general issue of Creole genesis and of the accelerated linguistic change that characterizes the emergence of these languages as compared to ordinary cases of linguistic change, the problem of the... more...

  • Serial Verbsby Claire Lefebvre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 143.00

    The papers in this volume offer several analyses of verb serialization written within various theoretical frameworks: grammatical, comparative and cognitive/functional. They cover a wide range of language families. All authors address two basic questions about verb serialization: First, what is the structure and thematic constitution of the construction?... more...

  • Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Scienceby Henri Cohen; Claire Lefebvre

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 230.00

    Categorization, the basic cognitive process of arranging objects into categories, is a fundamental process in human and machine intelligence and is central to investigations and research in cognitive science. Until now, categorization has been approached from singular disciplinary perspectives with little overlap or communication between the disciplines... more...

  • A Grammar of Fongbeby Claire Lefebvre; Anne-Marie Brousseau

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 307.00

    This book is a reference grammar of Fongbe, a language which is part of the Gbe dialect cluster. It is spoken mainly in the former kingdom of Dahomey, which today comprises the southern areas of Benin and Togo. This book has three objectives: First, its main purpose is to provide a thorough description of the grammar of Fongbe. Second, this book provides... more...

  • Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapyby Debbie Carroll; Claire Lefebvre

    Charles C Thomas 2013; US$ 27.95

    Clinical Improvisation Techniques in Music Therapy: A Guide for Students, Clinicians and Educators provides a clear and systematic approach to understanding and applying improvisational techniques. It is inspired by the taxonomy of clinical improvisation techniques as described by Kenneth Bruscia in his book, Improvisational Models of Music Therapy.... more...

  • L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesisby Claire Lefebvre; Lydia White; Christine Jourdan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 188.00

    In this volume, second language (L2) acquisition researchers and creolists engage in a dialogue, focusing on processes at work in L2 acquisition and creole genesis. The volume opens with an overview of the relationship between L2 acquisition and pidgins/creoles (Siegel). The first group of papers addresses current language contact at a societal or... more...

  • New Perspectives on the Origins of Languageby Claire Lefebvre; Bernard Comrie; Henri Cohen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 165.00

    We first address diverse criteria on what a theory of language evolution should explain, focusing on six divides: evolution did/did not yield a Universal Grammar; brain evolution is/is not important; language is to be viewed as speech or multimodal communication; language evolution is/is not best understood solely with reference to tools for communication;... more...

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