William A. Stewart

List of John Benjamins publications for which William A. Stewart plays a role.


Carden, Guy and William A. Stewart. 1989. Mauritian Creole Reflexives: A Reply to Corne. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 4:1, pp. 65–101
Present-day Mauritian Creole has a complex reflexive system with the typologically interesting property that plain pronouns are unmarked for reflexivity [uR]. Corne (1988) describes this system, and argues that the [uR] pronouns developed late, as a result of French influence after the creole had… read more | Reply
Bickerton and others have proposed models of creolization in which a creole with a bioprogram-unmarked grammar appears with the first generation of native speakers. When we construct the history of reflexives and anti-reflexives in Haitian Creole, we find instead a gradual development over more… read more | Article