The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages

| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
| University of Paris 8
ISBN 9789027252661 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027274557 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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
Table of Contents
Reduplication beyond the word level: A cross-linguistic view
Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz
The morphosyntax of non-iconic reduplications: A case study in Eastern Gbe and the Surinam creoles
Enoch O. Aboh and Norval Smith
Verb focus in Haitian: From lexical reiteration to Predicate Cleft
Herby Glaude and Anne Zribi-Hertz
Verb doubling in Breton and Gungbe: Obligatory exponence at the sentence level
Mélanie Jouitteau
NN constructions in Modern Hebrew
Dana Cohen
Attenuative verbal reduplication in Mauritian: A morpho-semantic approach
Fabiola Henri
Reduplication in São Tomense: Issues at the syntax-semantics interface
Emmanuel Schang
Reiteration in Pichi: Forms, functions and areal-typological perspectives*
Kofi Yakpo
Subject Index
Language Index
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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:  2012006326 | Marc record