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  • Roots of Creole Structuresby Susanne Michaelis

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    Within the field of French creolistics it is above all Robert Chaudenson who, in various publications, has emphasized that a better knowledge of the “marginal Frenches” in North America may help to answer certain questions concerning the European input into creolization. On the basis of data collected for a research project on the varieties of Acadian... more...

  • The Morphology and Syntax of Topic and Focusby Liliana Sánchez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 149.00

    This book presents an innovative analysis that relates informational structure, syntax and morphology in Quechua. It provides a minimalist account of the relationship between focus, topic, evidentiality and other left-peripheral features and sentence-internal constituents marked with suffixes that have been previously considered of a pragmatic nature.... more...

  • Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languagesby Magnus Huber; Viveka Velupillai

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 173.00

    This collection of selected conference papers from three SPCL meetings brings together a cross-fertilization of approaches to the study of contact languages. The articles are grouped into three coherent sections dealing with, respectively, phonetics and phonology, including Optimality Theory; synchronic analyses of both morphology and syntax; and diachronic... more...

  • Urban Jamaican Creoleby Peter L. Patrick

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 198.00

    A synchronic sociolinguistic study of Jamaican Creole (JC) as spoken in urban Kingston, this work uses variationist methods to closely investigate two key concepts of Atlantic Creole studies: the mesolect, and the creole continuum. One major concern is to describe how linguistic variation patterns with social influences. Is there a linguistic continuum?... more...

  • Variation in the Caribbeanby Lars Hinrichs; Joseph T. Farquharson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 149.00

    This paper reviews Robert B. Le Page’s contributions to creole linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics, combining a critical and academic viewpoint with the personal perspective of a sociolinguist whose career and work have been deeply influenced by Le Page. The conclusion reflects on how linguists and educators can ideally build... more...

  • Athabaskan Prosodyby Sharon Hargus; Keren Rice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 195.00

    This collection of articles on stress and tone in various Athabaskan languages will interest theoretical linguists and historically oriented linguists alike. The volume brings to light new data on the phonetics and/or phonology of prosody (stress, tone, intonation) in various Athabaskan languages, Chiricahua Apache, Dene Soun'liné, Jicarilla Apache,... more...

  • “And he knew our language”by Marcus Tomalin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    This ambitious and ground-breaking book examines the linguistic studies produced by missionaries based on the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America (and particularly Haida Gwaii) during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Making extensive use of unpublished archival materials, the author demonstrates that the missionaries were responsible... more...

  • A Grammar of Creek (Muskogee)by Jack B. Martin

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 75.00

    Creek (or Muskogee) is a Muskogean language spoken by several thousand members of the Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole nations of Oklahoma and by several hundred members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This volume is the first modern grammar of Creek, compiled by a leading authority on the languages of the southern United States.   Intended for scholars,... 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...

  • The Grammar of Possessionby Maura Velázquez-Castillo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 179.00

    The Grammar of Possession: Inalienability, incorporation and possessor ascension in Guaraní , is an exhaustive study of linguistic structures in Paraguayan Guaraní which are directly or indirectly associated with the semantic domain of inalienability. Constructions analyzed in the book include adnominal and predicative possessive constructions,... more...