Functional Categories in Three Atlantic Creoles

Saramaccan, Haitian and Papiamentu

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This book is about the functional categories of three Caribbean creoles: Saramaccan, Haitian Creole and Papiamentu with two specific goals. The first one is to evaluate the respective contribution of the source languages to the functional categories of these three creoles. The second is to evaluate the degree of similarity/dissimilarity of the functional categories across these creoles. This study is cast within the relabeling-based account of creole genesis. Several lexical items discussed in this book may fulfill more than one grammatical function thus raising the issue of multifuctionality. No such in-depth comparative work of these three creoles with their source languages and of the three creoles among themselves is available elsewhere in the literature. This book is addressed to linguists (including Master and PhD students) interested in syntactic categories and more specifically in functional categories, to creolists and to researchers interested in language contact.
[Creole Language Library, 50]  2015.  xvii, 386 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
xv–xvi
List of abbreviations
xvii
Chapter 1. Introduction
Claire Lefebvre
1–16
Chapter 2. The nominal structures of Saramaccan, Fongbe and English with reference to Haitian Creole
Claire Lefebvre
17–68
Chapter 3. Coordinating constructions in Fongbe with reference to Haitian Creole
Claire Lefebvre
69–108
Chapter 4. The multifunctionality of Saramaccan táa
Claire Lefebvre and Virginie Loranger
109–160
Chapter 5. On the properties of Saramaccan fu
Claire Lefebvre and Virginie Loranger
161–210
Chapter 6. The multiple facets of Papiamentu ku
Claire Lefebvre and Isabelle Therrien
211–243
Chapter 7. On the properties of Papiamentu pa
Claire Lefebvre and Isabelle Therrien
245–282
Chapter 8. A new analysis of the Papiamentu clause structure
Silvia Kouwenberg and Claire Lefebvre
283–315
Chapter 9. The properties of functional categories in the three creoles
Claire Lefebvre
317–343
Chapter 10. Conclusion
Claire Lefebvre
345–361
References
363–380
Index of authors
381–384
Index of subjects
385–386
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BIC Subject: CF/2ZP – Linguistics/Pidgins & Creoles
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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