Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages

Papers from the University of Chicago Conference on Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages

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The volume has as its topic, not only the types of formal constructions and devices which creole languages syntactically utilize to achieve constituent focus, but also, in a much broader sense, the many other phenomena and processes found in these languages which serve to highlight sentence-level elements. The book is organized into five sections: 1. verb focus, predicate clefting and predicate doubling; 2. focus and anti-focus; 3. focus and pronominals; 4. discourse patterning; 5. grammatical relations.
[Creole Language Library, 12]  1993.  xvi, 329 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages
Francis Byrne, Alexander F. Caskey and Donald Winford
1. Verb Focus, predicate Clefting and Predicate Doubling
Verb focus in the Typology of Kwa/Kru and Haitian
Victor Manfredi
The Question of Predicate Clefting in the Indian Ocean Creoles
Pieter A.M. Seuren
Two Types of predicate Doubling Adverbs in Haitian Creole
Claire Lefebvre and Elizabeth Ritter
2. Focus and anti-focus
Scope of Negation and Focus in Gullah
Salikoko S. Mufwene
Focus in Tok Pisin
Gillian Sankoff
What is it that you said? A study of Obligatory Focalization in Two Creoles and Beyond
Alain Kihm
Anti-Focus in Yor•bß: Some Implications for Creoles
Olásopé O. Oyèláràn
3. Focus and Pronominals
Subject Focus and Pronouns
Derek Bickerton
Focus, Emphasis and Pronominals in Saramaccan
Francis Byrne and Alexander F. Caskey
4. Discourse Patterning
Focus, Topic Particles and Discourse Markers in the Belizean Creole Continuum
Geneviève Escure
Foregrounding and Backgrounding in Haitian Creole Discourse
Arthur K. Spears
5. Grammatical Relations
Expletives in Double-Object Constructions in Haitian Creole
John S. Lumsden
Reflexives of Ibero-Romance Reflexive Clitic + Verb Combinations in Papiamentu: Thematic Grids and Grammatical Relations
Pieter Muysken
Author Index
Language Index
Subject Index
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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