The Lexical Basis of Grammatical Borrowing

A Prince Edward Island French case study

| York University, Toronto
HardboundAvailable
ISBN 9789027237163 (Eur) | EUR 110.00
ISBN 9781588110145 (USA) | USD 165.00
 
e-Book
ISBN 9789027299512 | EUR 110.00 | USD 165.00
 
This book is a detailed study of French-English linguistic borrowing in Prince Edward Island, Canada which argues for the centrality of lexical innovation to grammatical change. Chapters 1–4 present the theoretical and methodological perspectives adopted along with the sociolinguistic history of Acadian French. Chapter 5 outlines the basic features of Acadian French morphosyntax. Chapter 6 provides an overview of the linguistic consequences of language contact in Prince Edward Island. Chapters 7–9 consider three particular cases of grammatical borrowing: the borrowing of the English adverb back and the semantic and syntactic reanalysis it has undergone, the borrowing of a wide range of English prepositions, resulting in dramatic changes in the syntactic behaviour of French prepositions, and the borrowing of English wh-ever words, resulting in the emergence of a new type of free relative. Chapter 10 argues for a theory of grammar contact by which contact-induced grammatical change is mediated by the lexicon.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 209]  2000.  xvi, 241 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of tables
xiii
List of abbreviations
xv
Acknowledgements
xvii
Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 The sociohistorical background
5
Chapter 3 Origins and development of Acadian French
31
Chapter 4 Languages in contact
43
Chapter 5 A grammatical sketch
49
Chapter 6 The linguistic consequences of language contact
81
Chapter 7 The semantic and syntactic reanalysis of lexical borrowings
115
Chapter 8 Syntactic reanalysis and the preposition system
135
Chapter 9 Borrowed wh-words and the structure of relative clauses
151
Chapter 10 Conclusion
167
Appendix A
177
Appendix B
205
References
227
Index
239
“King provides a rigorous syntactic analysis within a clear theoretical framework, of data collected with sociolinguistic thoroughness and insight [and] provides a mechanism for the structural inter-influence of languages in contact, arguing pervasively for the centrality of lexical borrowing.”
Cited by

Cited by other publications

No author info given
2010.  In Principles of Linguistic Change,  pp. 394 ff. Crossref logo
No author info given
2014.  In Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Difference [Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 328], Crossref logo
Al-Athwary, Anwar A. H.
2015. On Grammatical Borrowing: The Case of Arabic Plurals in the Urdu Language. Theory and Practice in Language Studies 5:8  pp. 1642 ff. Crossref logo
Balcom, Patricia, Louise Beaulieu, Gary R. Butler, Wladyslaw Cichocki & Ruth King
2008. The Linguistic Study of Acadian French. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 53:1  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo
COMEAU, PHILIP
2016. L'approche comparative dans le contexte des français en Amérique du Nord. Journal of French Language Studies 26:2  pp. 155 ff. Crossref logo
Comeau, Philip & Ruth King
2011. Media representations of minority French: Valorization, identity, and the Acadieman phenomenon. Canadian Journal of Linguistics/Revue canadienne de linguistique 56:2  pp. 179 ff. Crossref logo
Daniels, Don
2017. A method for mitigating the problem of borrowing in syntactic reconstruction. Studies in Language 41:3  pp. 577 ff. Crossref logo
Dubois, Sylvie, Sibylle Noetzel & Carole Salmon
2007. L'usage des pratiques bilingues dans la communauté cadienne. Revue de l'Université de Moncton 37:2  pp. 207 ff. Crossref logo
Dufresne, Monique, Fernande Dupuis & Mireille Tremblay
2003.  In Yearbook of Morphology 2003 [Yearbook of Morphology, ],  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo
Edwards, Malcolm & Penelope Gardner-Chloros
2007. Compound verbs in codeswitching: Bilinguals making do?. International Journal of Bilingualism 11:1  pp. 73 ff. Crossref logo
Heine, Bernd & Tania Kuteva
2005.  In Language Contact and Grammatical Change, Crossref logo
Karatsareas, Petros
2016. Convergence in word structure: Revisiting agglutinative noun inflection in Cappadocian Greek. Diachronica 33:1  pp. 31 ff. Crossref logo
King, Ruth, Carmen L. LeBlanc & D. Rick Grimm
2018. Dialect Contact and the Acadian French Subjunctive: A Cross-Varietal Study. Journal of Linguistic Geography 6:1  pp. 4 ff. Crossref logo
KLEE, CAROL A.
2008. The role of language contact in semantic change: Ser and estar – a response to Geeslin and Guijarro-Fuentes. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 11:3  pp. 381 ff. Crossref logo
Martin Maiden, John Charles Smith & Adam Ledgeway
2013.  In The Cambridge History of the Romance Languages, Crossref logo
Malamatidou, Sofia
2017. Creativity in translation through the lens of contact linguistics: a multilingual corpus ofA Clockwork Orange. The Translator 23:3  pp. 292 ff. Crossref logo
Manfredi, Stefano & Mauro Tosco
2018.  In Arabic in Contact [Studies in Arabic Linguistics, 6],  pp. 2 ff. Crossref logo
Michot, Marie-Eve, Stefanie Goldschmitt & Michel Pierrard
2015. Il saute dehors/ Il grimpe dessus : particules adverbales de trajectoire en français L1 et L2. Pratiques :167-168 Crossref logo
Neumann-Holzschuh, Ingrid & Raphaële Wiesmath
2007. Les parlers acadiens : un continuum discontinu. Revue de l'Université de Moncton 37:2  pp. 233 ff. Crossref logo
Otheguy, Ricardo
2011.  In The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics,  pp. 504 ff. Crossref logo
Pereltsvaig, Asya
2019.  In Language Contact, Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew [Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today, 256],  pp. 365 ff. Crossref logo
Perrot, Marie-Ève
2014. Le trajet linguistique des emprunts dans le chiac de Moncton : quelques observations. Minorités linguistiques et société :4  pp. 200 ff. Crossref logo
Petersen, Hjalmar P.
2017.  In Syntactic Variation in Insular Scandinavian [Studies in Germanic Linguistics, 1],  pp. 113 ff. Crossref logo
POPLACK, SHANA, LAUREN ZENTZ & NATHALIE DION
2012. Phrase-final prepositions in Quebec French: An empirical study of contact, code-switching and resistance to convergence. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15:2  pp. 203 ff. Crossref logo
POPLACK, SHANA, LAUREN ZENTZ & NATHALIE DION
2012. What counts as (contact-induced) change. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15:2  pp. 247 ff. Crossref logo
Ravindranath, Maya
2015. Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Contact. Language and Linguistics Compass 9:6  pp. 243 ff. Crossref logo
Reali, Florencia, Nick Chater & Morten H. Christiansen
2018. Simpler grammar, larger vocabulary: How population size affects language. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285:1871  pp. 20172586 ff. Crossref logo
Riksem, Brita Ramsevik, Maren Berg Grimstad, Terje Lohndal & Tor A. Åfarli
2019. Language mixing within verbs and nouns in American Norwegian. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 22:2  pp. 189 ff. Crossref logo
ROBERGE, YVES
2012. On the distinction between preposition stranding and orphan prepositions. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 15:2  pp. 243 ff. Crossref logo
Romero, Sergio
2015. The emergence of negative concord in Santa María Chiquimula K'ichee’ (Mayan): A variationist perspective. Language Variation and Change 27:2  pp. 187 ff. Crossref logo
Sanchez, Tara
2008. Accountability in morphological borrowing: Analyzing a linguistic subsystem as a sociolinguistic variable. Language Variation and Change 20:2  pp. 225 ff. Crossref logo
Sankoff, Gillian
2008.  In The Handbook of Language Variation and Change,  pp. 638 ff. Crossref logo
Sankoff, Gillian
2013.  In The Handbook of Language Variation and Change,  pp. 501 ff. Crossref logo
Thibault, Pierrette
2003. Regard rétrospectif sur la sociolinguistique québécoise et canadienne. Revue québécoise de linguistique 30:1  pp. 19 ff. Crossref logo

This list is based on CrossRef data as of 30 january 2020. Please note that it may not be complete. Sources presented here have been supplied by the respective publishers. Any errors therein should be reported to them.

Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General