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  • The Syntax of Cape Verdean Creoleby Marlyse Baptista

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 180.00

    This book offers an in-depth treatment of a variety of morpho-syntactic issues in Cape Verdean Creole (CVC) both from a descriptive and theoretical perspective. The investigated topics include the determiner system, Tense, Mood, Aspect markers and pronominal paradigms. The study of TMA markers reveals morpho-syntactic configurations with interesting... more...

  • The Syntax of Jamaican Creoleby Stephanie Durrleman-Tame

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 165.00

    This book offers an in-depth study of the overall syntax of (basilectal) Jamaican Creole, the first since Bailey (1966). The author, a Jamaican linguist, meticulously examines distributional and interpretative properties of functional morphology in Jamaican Creole (JC) from a cartographic perspective (Cinque 1999, 2002; Rizzi 1997, 2004), thus exploring... more...

  • Case-Marking in Contactby Felicity Meakins

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    Until recently, mixed languages were considered an oddity of contact linguistics, with debates about whether or not they actually existed stifling much descriptive work or discussion of their origins. These debates have shifted from questioning their existence to a focus on their formation, and their social and structural features. This book aims to... more...

  • The Defective Copy Theory of Movementby NÚlia Alexandre

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    Within the framework of Chomsky?s Principles and Parameters Theory and the Minimalist Program, this work presents a detailed discussion of the different types of wh-question formation and relativization strategies in Cape Verdean Creole (Santiago variety), especially focusing on wh-movement of PPs. The book explores the Copy Theory of Movement, discussing... more...

  • Origins of a Creoleby Bart Jacobs

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This study embarks on the intriguing quest for the origins of the Caribbean creole language Papiamentu, casting new and long-lasting light on the issue. Embedding exhaustive and rigorous linguistic comparisons in a detailed and novel historical framework, the study convincingly argues that Papiamentu is genetically related to the Portuguese-based... more...

  • Creolization and Language Changeby Dany Adone; Ingo Plag

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 133.00

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  • The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languagesby Enoch O. Aboh; Norval Smith; Anne Zribi-Hertz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 158.00

    This is a new contribution to a theory of reiteration in natural languages, with a special focus on creoles. Reiteration is meant to denote any situation where the same form occurs (at least) twice within the boundaries of some linguistic domain. By including two case studies bearing on Hebrew and Breton alongside five chapters on creole languages... more...

  • Generative studies on Creole languagesby Pieter Muysken

    De Gruyter 1981; US$ 133.00

    Generative Studies on Creole Languages (Studies in Generative Grammar [Sgg]). more...

  • Criolisches W÷rterbuchby Christian Georg Andreas Oldendorp; Peter Stein; Hein van der Voort

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 133.00

    This is an edition of the first dictionary of a Creole language, compiled in 1767/8, together with a more or less contemporaneous vocabulary of that same language, the Negerhollands spoken on the Virgin Islands, under Danish rule at that period. There are more than 3400 entries, varying greatly in nature and length and ranging from a simple... more...

  • Language in Exileby Barbara Lalla; Jean D'Costa

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    "An important addition to studies of the genesis and life of Jamaican Creole as well as other New World creoles such as Gulla. Highlighting the nature of the nonstandard varieties of British English dialects to which the African slaves were exposed, this work presents a refreshingly cogent view of Jamaican Creole features." --SECOL Review "The... more...