Language Change in Contact Languages
Grammatical and prosodic considerations
J. Clancy Clements | Indiana University
Shelome Gooden | University of Pittsburgh
The studies in Language Change in Contact Languages showcase the contributions that the study of contact language varieties make to the understanding of phenomena such as relexification, transfer, reanalysis, grammaticalization, prosodic variation and the development of prosodic systems. Four of the studies deal with morphosyntactic issues while the other three address questions of prosody. The studies include data from the Atlantic creoles (Saramaccan, Sranan, Haitian Creole, Jamaican Creole, Trinidadian Creole, Papiamentu), as well as Singapore English. This volume, originally published as special issue of Studies in Language 33:2 (2009), aims to make the work of several language contact experts available to a wider audience. The studies will be of use to any student or scholar interested in different approaches to contact-induced language processes, particularly as they relate to morphosyntax and prosody.
[Benjamins Current Topics, 36] 2011. v, 241 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Table of Contents
Language change in contact languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations: An introductionJ. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden | pp. 1–18
The contribution of relexification, grammaticalization, and reanalysis to creole genesis and developmentClaire Lefebvre | pp. 19–52
Grammaticalization in creoles: Ordinary and not-so-ordinary casesAdrienne Bruyn | pp. 53–78
One in Singapore EnglishZhiming Bao | pp. 79–106
Contact-induced grammaticalization: Evidence from bilingual acquisitionStephen Matthews and Virginia Yip | pp. 107–135
Tone inventories and tune-text alignments: Prosodic variation in ‘hybrid’ prosodic systemsShelome Gooden, Kathy-Ann Drayton and Mary E. Beckman | pp. 137–176
Subsystem interface and tone typology in PapiamentuYolanda Rivera-Castillo | pp. 177–198
A twice-mixed creole? Tracing the history of a prosodic split in the Saramaccan lexiconJeff Good | pp. 199–238
Index | pp. 239–241
Cited by 2 other publications
Perez, Danae & Lena Zipp
2019. On the relevance of voice quality in contact varieties. Language Ecology 3:1 ► pp. 3 ff.
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2011038707 | Marc record