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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...

  • Noun Phrases in Creole Languagesby Marlyse Baptista; Jacqueline Guéron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 188.00

    In this Postface, one of our primary objectives as editors, is to weave together into a coherent whole the insights and analyses of our contributors. We aim to show how the chapters in the volume complement each other, highlighting both similarities and differences in the patterns of the nominal system of various creole languages. A second objective... more...

  • 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 Nélia 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 Mouton 2012; US$ 149.99

    This series offers a wide forum for work on contact linguistics, using an integrated approach to both diachronic and synchronic manifestations of contact, ranging from social and individual aspects to structural-typological issues. Topics covered by the series include child and adult bilingualism and multilingualism, contact languages,... 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...

  • Creolization and Language Changeby Dany Adone; Ingo Plag

    De Gruyter 1994; US$ 154.00

    Die Buchreihe Linguistische Arbeiten (LA) trägt wesentlich zur aktuellen linguistischen Theoriebildung im Bereich der allgemeinen und einzelsprachlichen Linguistik bei. Veröffentlicht werden hochwertige Arbeiten, die aktuelle Fragestellungen bearbeiten und die Entwicklung der Sprachwissenschaft, synchron oder diachron, empirisch oder... more...

  • Generative studies on Creole languagesby Pieter Muysken

    De Gruyter 1981; US$ 154.00

    The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties... more...