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  • Complex Processes in New Languagesby Enoch O. Aboh; Norval Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This paper addresses the issue of complexity in language creation and the time it takes for ‘complex’ structures to emerge in the history of a language. The presence of morphological material is often equated to a certain degree of complexity or is taken to signify a certain time-depth in the history of a language (e.g. Dahl 2004; McWhorter... more...

  • 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

    Pichi, an Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creole spoken on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, features four types of reiteration. Amongst them, reduplication and repetition can be distinguished on formal and semantic grounds. Reduplication is a derivational operation consisting of self-compounding and tone deletion. It is restricted to dynamic... more...

  • The Acquisition of Mauritian Creoleby Dany Adone

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 143.00

    This work is based on an investigation of language acquisition process, particularly in regard to syntax, among Mauritian children learning to speak Mauritian Creole as their first language. As such, it is the first major study of the development of child grammar in a Creole context. Mauritian Creole, in common with many Creole languages, emerged under... more...

  • Creolization and Language Changeby Dany Adone; Ingo Plag

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 116.25

    Creolization and Language Change. more...

  • Seychelles: Staff Report for the Eight Review Under the Extended Arrangementby International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    KEY ISSUES Context. Economic growth and macroeconomic stability improved in 2013. A robust rise in tourism earnings supported growth, as well as a reduction in the current account deficit as a share of GDP. The exchange rate has strengthened slightly, at the same time as the central bank accumulated more international reserves than expected. Inflation... 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...

  • Pidgins and Creoles in Asiaby Umberto Ansaldo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 128.00

    Bazaar Malay is a Malay-lexified pidgin with a Chinese substratum spoken in the marketplace of Singapore (and elsewhere in Southeast Asia). Although it is no longer a lingua franca in Singapore today, it is nevertheless still spoken by older Singaporeans. Like Chinese and Malay, Bazaar Malay is a topic-prominent language. We document three types of... more...

  • Deconstructing Creoleby Umberto Ansaldo; Stephen Matthews; Lisa Lim

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    Deconstructing Creole is a collection of studies aimed at critically assessing the idea of creole languages as a homogeneous structural type with shared and peculiar patterns of genesis. Following up on the critical discussion of notions of ?creole exceptionalism? as historical and ideological constructs, this volume tests the basic assumptions that... more...

  • The Early Stages of Creolizationby Jacques Arends

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 180.00

    This volume brings together a number of studies on the early stages of creolization which are entirely based on historical data. The recent (re)discovery of early documents written in creole languages such as Negerhollands, Bajan, and Sranan, allows for a detailed and empirically founded reconstruction of creolization as an historical-linguistic process.... more...

  • Pidgins and Creolesby Jacques Arends; Pieter Muysken; Norval Smith

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1994; US$ 54.00

    This introduction to the linguistic study of pidgin and creole languages is clearly designed as an introductory course book. It does not demand a high level of previous linguistic knowledge. Part I: General Aspects and Part II: Theories of Genesis constitute the core for presentation and discussion in the classroom, while Part III: Sketches of... more...