The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages
Enoch O. Aboh | University of Amsterdam
Norval Smith | University of Amsterdam
Anne Zribi-Hertz | University of Paris 8
This is a new contribution to a theory of reiteration in natural languages, with a special focus on creoles. Reiteration is meant to denote any situation where the same form occurs (at least) twice within the boundaries of some linguistic domain. By including two case studies bearing on Hebrew and Breton alongside five chapters on creole languages (Surinam creole, Haitian, Mauritian, São Tomé and Pitchi), this volume brings counter-evidence to the claim that reiteration phenomena are particularly typical of creoles. And by exploring the syntax of reiteration alongside its morphology, the authors are led to challenge the 'iconic' theory of 'reduplication' proposed in several other studies of similar phenomena. This volume will be relevant for creole studies, but also for readers more generally interested in language universals and the architecture of grammars.
[Creole Language Library, 43] 2012. vii, 287 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | pp. vii–viii
Reduplication beyond the word level: A cross-linguistic viewEnoch Oladé Aboh, Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz | pp. 1–26
The morphosyntax of non-iconic reduplications: A case study in Eastern Gbe and the Surinam creolesEnoch Oladé Aboh and Norval Smith | pp. 27–76
Verb focus in Haitian: From lexical reiteration to Predicate CleftHerby Glaude and Anne Zribi-Hertz | pp. 77–134
Verb doubling in Breton and Gungbe: Obligatory exponence at the sentence levelMélanie Jouitteau | pp. 135–174
NN constructions in Modern HebrewDana Cohen | pp. 175–202
Attenuative verbal reduplication in Mauritian: A morpho-semantic approachFabiola Henri | pp. 203–234
Reduplication in São Tomense: Issues at the syntax-semantics interfaceEmmanuel Schang | pp. 235–250
Reiteration in Pichi: Forms, functions and areal-typological perspectives*Kofi Yakpo | pp. 251–284
Subject Index | pp. 285–286
Language Index | pp. 287–288
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Main BIC Subject
CFK: Grammar, syntax
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2012006326 | Marc record