J. Clancy Clements

List of John Benjamins publications for which J. Clancy Clements plays a role.

Journal

Titles

Language Change in Contact Languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations

Edited by J. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden

[Benjamins Current Topics, 36] 2011. v, 241 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Typology

Language Change in Contact Languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations

Edited by J. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden

Special issue of Studies in Language 33:2 (2009) 250 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Functional linguistics | Theoretical linguistics | Typology

History, Society and Variation: In honor of Albert Valdman

Edited by J. Clancy Clements, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin J. Rottet

[Creole Language Library, 28] 2006. vi, 304 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Subjects Romance linguistics | Theoretical linguistics
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Romance linguistics

Articles

Clements, J. Clancy and Salikoko S. Mufwene 2020 William J. Samarin: 7 February, 1926 – 16 January, 2020Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 35:2, pp. 207–212 | Obituary
Clements, J. Clancy 2018 Speech communities, language varieties, and typologyJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 33:1, pp. 174–191 | To be specified
Clements, J. Clancy 2018 Negation in Korlai Indo-PortugueseNegation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles, Déprez, Viviane and Fabiola Henri (eds.), pp. 211–224 | Chapter
Korlai displays patterns in negation largely similar to those found in Marathi, the adstrate language. An example of this is the apparent calque of the Marathi negative construction with ‘want’, where Korlai ni kɛ ‘don’t/doesn’t want’ (negator ni with a reduced form of keré ‘want’) corresponds to… read more
It is commonly assumed that during pidginization and creolization, morphosyntactic complexity of the lexifier languages is significantly reduced such that the number of affixes, clitic forms, and unstressed function words decreases substantially. In this study, I appeal to the frequency of use of… read more
Clements, J. Clancy 2012 Notes on the phonology and lexicon of some Indo-Portuguese creolesIbero-Asian Creoles: Comparative Perspectives, Cardoso, Hugo C., Alan N. Baxter and Mário Pinharanda-Nunes (eds.), pp. 15–46 | Article
In this study, the focus is on three key differences in five Indo-Portuguese creoles: differences in phonological inventory, in the core lexicons, and in the syllable structure of the creoles. An account for these is based on two criteria and the distinction between borrowing and shift. The… read more
Clements, J. Clancy and Shelome Gooden 2011 Language change in contact languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations: An introductionLanguage Change in Contact Languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations, Clements, J. Clancy and Shelome Gooden (eds.), pp. 1–18 | Article
Clements, J. Clancy 2009 Gradual vs. abrupt creolization and recent changes in Daman Creole PortugueseGradual Creolization: Studies celebrating Jacques Arends, Selbach, Rachel, Hugo C. Cardoso and Margot van den Berg (eds.), pp. 55–75 | Article
This paper recasts the dichotomous view of gradualist vs. abrupt creolization as a continuum. It is suggested that the rapidity of creolization would ultimately depend, not on linguistic factors, but rather on the social conditions of the contact situation (Thomason and Kaufman 1988: 35). In such a… read more
Clements, J. Clancy and Shelome Gooden 2009 Language change in contact languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations: An introductionLanguage Change in Contact Languages: Grammatical and prosodic considerations, Clements, J. Clancy and Shelome Gooden (eds.), pp. 259–276 | Article
Clements, J. Clancy 2006 The lexicalization — grammaticalization continuumHistory, Society and Variation: In honor of Albert Valdman, Clements, J. Clancy, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin J. Rottet (eds.), pp. 77–101 | Article
Clements, J. Clancy, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin J. Rottet 2006 IntroductionHistory, Society and Variation: In honor of Albert Valdman, Clements, J. Clancy, Thomas A. Klingler, Deborah Piston-Hatlen and Kevin J. Rottet (eds.), pp. 1–8 | Miscellaneous
Clements, J. Clancy and Andrew J. Koontz-Garboden 2002 Two Indo-Portuguese Creoles in contrastJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 17:2, pp. 191–236 | Article
This paper presents a comparative study of two Indo-Portuguese creoles, Korlai Creole Portuguese (KP) and Daman Creole Portuguese (DP). Using recently collected data, the phonology, pronominal systems, TMA markers, syntactic properties, and lexical items of KP and DP are compared and contrasted.… read more
Clements, J. Clancy and Ahmar Mahboob 2000 Wh-words and Question Formation in Pidgin/Creole LanguagesLanguage Change and Language Contact in Pidgins and Creoles, McWhorter, John H. (ed.), pp. 459 ff. | Article
Clements, J. Clancy 1993 Rejoinder to Naro's "Arguing About Arguin"Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 8:1, pp. 119–124 | Miscellaneous
Clements, J. Clancy 1993 A Contribution by an Old Creole to the Origins of Pidgin PortugueseAtlantic Meets Pacific: A global view of pidginization and creolization, Byrne, Francis and John Holm † (eds.), pp. 321 ff. | Article
Clements, J. Clancy 1992 Elements of resistance in contact-induced language changeExplanation in Historical Linguistics, Davis, Garry W. and Gregory Iverson (eds.), pp. 41 ff. | Article
In this study it is argued that what Naro (1978) calls the Reconnaissance Language (RL) was not a pidgin language but simply an instance of foreigner talk (FT). Historical evidence is presented from which it can be reasonably inferred that Portuguese FT must have existed before the RL was… read more