Enoch O. Aboh

List of John Benjamins publications for which Enoch O. Aboh plays a role.

Titles

Predication in African Languages

Edited by James Essegbey and Enoch O. Aboh

[Studies in Language Companion Series, 235] 2024. xi, 340 pp. + index
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Other African languages | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Variation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene

Edited by Enoch O. Aboh and Cécile B. Vigouroux

[Contact Language Library, 59] 2021. xiv, 330 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics

Advances in Contact Linguistics: In honour of Pieter Muysken

Edited by Norval Smith, Tonjes Veenstra and Enoch O. Aboh

[Contact Language Library, 57] 2020. ix, 400 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages

Edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz

[Creole Language Library, 43] 2012. vii, 287 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Morphology | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ Amsterdam 2007

Edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Elisabeth van der Linden, Josep Quer and Petra Sleeman

[Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory, 1] 2009. xii, 288 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics

Complex Processes in New Languages

Edited by Enoch O. Aboh and Norval Smith

[Creole Language Library, 35] 2009. vii, 409 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Articles

Aboh, Enoch O. and M. Carmen Parafita Couto 2024 Modelling multilingual ecologies beyond the L1-L2 BinaryEpistemological issue: The importance of features and exponents: Dissolving Feature Reassembly, Flores, Cristina and Neal Snape (eds.), pp. 37–42 | Commentary
Aboh, Enoch O., Felix K. Ameka and James Essegbey 2024 Chapter 5. Moving from verbs to prepositions in GbePredication in African Languages, Essegbey, James and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 128–151 | Chapter
Gbe languages have two classes of adpositions, namely prepositions and postpositions that have been argued to have developed from verbs and nouns, respectively. Focusing on the former, we highlight the functions of the forms across Gbe using examples from Eastern Gbe (e.g., Gungbe) and Western… read more
Essegbey, James and Enoch O. Aboh 2024 IntroductionPredication in African Languages, Essegbey, James and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 1–17 | Chapter
Kotowski, Ryan J.S., Enoch O. Aboh and Jan Don 2024 Chapter 7. The eventive functional sequence: Take and give serial verb constructions in GungbePredication in African Languages, Essegbey, James and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 189–221 | Chapter
The Kwa languages (Niger-Congo) of West Africa are well-known for displaying Serial Verb Constructions (SVCs). The literature on SVCs contains various definitions of the phenomenon and recapitulates the general observation that these constructions express fine-grained information about a complex… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. and Cécile B. Vigouroux 2021 Introduction: Ecology rolls the diceVariation Rolls the Dice: A worldwide collage in honour of Salikoko S. Mufwene, Aboh, Enoch O. and Cécile B. Vigouroux (eds.), pp. 1–22 | Chapter
Veenstra, Tonjes, Norval Smith and Enoch O. Aboh 2020 Introduction. Pieter C. Muysken: A brief biography, a language contact bibliography and a Festschrift summaryAdvances in Contact Linguistics: In honour of Pieter Muysken, Smith, Norval, Tonjes Veenstra and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 1–34 | Chapter
Aboh, Enoch O. 2019 Our creolized tonguesLanguage Contact, Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew, Doron, Edit, Malka Rappaport Hovav, Yael Reshef and Moshe Taube (eds.), pp. 287–320 | Chapter
It is often assumed that creole languages represent ‘exceptional’ language development in which a contact language or a variety largely spoken by late L2 learners nativizes and becomes the main language of a community. It is therefore not uncommon that scholars of contact languages or revitalized… read more
Spit, Sybren, Sible Andringa, Judith Rispens and Enoch O. Aboh 2019 The opt out paradigm: First steps towards a new experimental method that measures meta-linguistic awarenessDutch Journal of Applied Linguistics 8:2, pp. 206–227 | Article
A common assumption is that children learn a language implicitly and without conscious awareness of form and grammar, but this assumption has virtually never been tested experimentally. We propose a novel experimental method to examine if children’s ability to acquire linguistic regularities… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. 2017 Population factors, multilingualism and the emergence of grammarLanguage Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas: In honor of John V. Singler, Cutler, Cecelia, Zvjezdana Vrzić and Philipp Angermeyer (eds.), pp. 23–48 | Chapter
John Singler’s work on substrate influence in the emergence of Atlantic creoles has shown that population factors (i.e., the ethnic distribution of the African founder population) as well as typological (dis)similarities between the languages in contact are crucial for understanding how new… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. 2016 Creole distinctiveness: A dead endJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 31:2, pp. 400–418 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman 2015 IntroductionRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2013: Selected papers from 'Going Romance' Amsterdam 2013, Aboh, Enoch O., Jeannette Schaeffer and Petra Sleeman (eds.), pp. vii–xii | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. and Michel DeGraff 2014 Some notes on bare noun phrases in Haitian Creole and Gùngbè: A transatlantic Sprachbund perspectiveThe Sociolinguistics of Grammar, Åfarli, Tor A. and Brit Mæhlum (eds.), pp. 203–236 | Article
This paper discusses noun phrases in Haitian Creole (HC), a French-derived Creole, and in Gungbe, a Gbe language. These languages exhibit “bare noun phrases” (BNPs) in a wider range of positions than in French, English and the other most commonly studied Romance and Germanic languages. Studies on… read more
Lipták, Anikó and Enoch O. Aboh 2013 Sluicing inside relatives: The case of GungbeLinguistics in the Netherlands 2013, Aalberse, Suzanne and Anita Auer (eds.), pp. 102–118 | Article
This paper contributes to current advances in the cross-linguistic variation of syntactic contexts that allow sluicing. We investigate a relatively rare sluicing strategy: TP-ellipsis inside relative clauses. We analyse this phenomenon in Gungbe based on Van Craenenbroeck and Lipták’s (2006)… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith 2012 The morphosyntax of non-iconic reduplications: A case study in Eastern Gbe and the Surinam creolesThe Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages, Aboh, Enoch O., Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds.), pp. 27–76 | Article
In this paper, we have studied non-iconic reduplication in Eastern Gbe languages (viz., Fongbe and Gungbe) and Suriname creoles (viz., Sranan and Saramaccan). We have shown that in the Surinam Creoles, as well as in the Gbe languages, such non-iconic reduplication is conditioned by a unique… read more
Aboh, Enoch O., Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz 2012 Reduplication beyond the word level: A cross-linguistic viewThe Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages, Aboh, Enoch O., Norval Smith and Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds.), pp. 1–26 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O., Adrienne Bruyn, James Essegbey, Silvia Kouwenberg, Rocky R. Meade, Pieter Muysken, Margot van den Berg and Tonjes Veenstra 2011 A Tribute to Norval SmithJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 26:2, pp. 235–246 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. 2009 Competition and selection: That’s all!Complex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 317–344 | Article
This paper demonstrates that the notion of simplicity as often used in creole studies is completely irrelevant to the understanding of the structure, as well as the genesis, of creole languages. This is because creole languages are linguistic hybrids in the biological sense. They emerge from the… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith 2009 Simplicity, simplification, complexity and complexification: Where have the interfaces gone?Complex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 1–25 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. and Fabrice Nauze 2008 Tense, mood, and aspect in Gungbe (Kwa)Modality–Aspect Interfaces: Implications and typological solutions, Abraham, Werner and Elisabeth Leiss (eds.), pp. 215–239 | Article
This paper is a first attempt at understanding the distribution of tense, mood, and aspect expressions in Gungbe, and the interaction thereof. The discussion shows that Gungbe INFL-related expressions are realized by functional items, which head distinct projections within I. These items may… read more
Aboh, Enoch O. 2007 A ‘mini’ relative clause analysis for reduplicated attributive adjectivesLinguistics in the Netherlands 2007, Los, Bettelou and Marjo van Koppen (eds.), pp. 1–13 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. and Umberto Ansaldo 2007 The role of typology in language creation: A descriptive takeDeconstructing Creole, Ansaldo, Umberto, Stephen Matthews and Lisa Lim (eds.), pp. 39–66 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. 2006 The role of the syntax-semantics interface in language transferL2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues, Lefebvre, Claire, Lydia White and Christine Jourdan (eds.), pp. 221–252 | Article
Aboh, Enoch O. 2004 Topic and focus within DLinguistics in the Netherlands 2004, Cornips, Leonie and Jenny Doetjes (eds.), pp. 1–12 | Article