Noun Phrases in Creole Languages

A multi-faceted approach

| University of Georgia, Athens
| University of Paris III
ISBN 9789027252531 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027291820 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
This volume offers a thorough examination of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse properties of noun phrases in a wide variety of creole (and non-creole) languages including Cape Verdean Creole, Santome, Papiamentu, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Mindanao Chabacano, Réunionnais Creole, Lesser Antillean, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seychellois, Sranan, Jamaican Creole, Berbice Dutch Creole and African American English. Comparative studies also consider the determiner systems of Middle and Modern French, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Ewe, Fon and Gun. This compilation of 16 chapters brings together descriptive, theoretical, diachronic and synchronic studies that focus on the structure and interpretation of bare nouns in creoles. The contributions demonstrate the variety and complex nature of determiner systems in creoles and their widespread use of bare nouns in comparison to their source languages. This volume is evidence of the relevance of creole languages to theories of language creation, language change and linguistic theory in general.
[Creole Language Library, 31]  2007.  x, 494 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“The contributions in this volume have intersting theoretical consequences for creole and non-creole models that deal with the syntax and semantics of (non) bare NP's. [...] These studies also provide a good foundation for future descriptive and theoretical work in NPs in creoles.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2007010196 | Marc record