Substrata versus Universals in Creole Genesis

Papers from the Amsterdam Creole Workshop, April 1985

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Two of the most prominent hypotheses about why the structures of the Creole languages of the Atlantic and the Pacific differ are the universalist and he substrate hypotheses. The universalist hypothesis claims, essentially, that the particular grammatical properties of Creole languages directly reflect universal aspects of the human language capacity, and thus Creole genesis involves, then, the stripping away of the accretions of language history. The substrate hypothesis claims, on the other hand, that creole genesis results from the confrontation of two systems, the native languages of the colonized groups, and the dominant colonial language, and that the native language leaves strong traces in the resulting Creole. The contributions of this ground breaking collection present new and historical research on the old debate of substrata versus universals in Creole languages.
[Creole Language Library, 1]  1986.  vii, 311 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: Problems in the Identification of Substratum Features.
Pieter Muysken and Norval Smith
1
The Language Bioprogram Hypothesis: Déjà vu?
Glenn Gilbert
15
Creoles and West African Languages: a Case of Mistaken Identity?
Derek Bickerton
25
Bonnet Blanc and Blanc Bonnet: Adjective-Noun Order, Substratum and Language Universals
Peter Mühlhäusler
41
Semantic Transparency as a Factor in Creole Genesis
Pieter A.M. Seuren and Herman Wekker
57
The Domestic Hypothesis, Diffusion and Componentiality. An Account of Atlantic Anglophone Creole Origins
Ian F. Hancock
71
Genesis and Development of the Equative Copula in Sranan
Jacques Arends
103
The Universalist and Substrate Hypotheses Complement One Another
Salikoko S. Mufwene
129
Universals, Substrata and the Indian Ocean Creoles
Philip Baker and Chris Corne
163
Double Negation and the Genesis of Afrikaans
Hans den Besten
The Genesis of Haitian: Implications of a Comparison of Some Features of the Syntax of Haitian, French, and West african Languages
Hilda Koopman
231
Substrate Diffusion
John Holm †
259
Relexification in creole Genesis Revisited: the Case of Hiatian Creole
Claire Lefebvre
279
Substratum Inflluences — Guilty until Proven Innocent
Mervyn C. Alleyne
301
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