List of John Benjamins publications for which Diana Guillemin plays a role.
Language Description Informed by Theory
Edited by Rob Pensalfini, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 147] 2014. xii, 391 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Language documentation | Theoretical linguistics
The Syntax and Semantics of a Determiner System: A case study of Mauritian creole
[Creole Language Library, 38] 2011. xviii, 310 pp.
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics
Marking Definiteness or Specificity, not necessarily both: Evidence of a principle of economy from Mauritian Creole. Language Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 193–2162014.
Definiteness and Specificity are assumed to be universal semantic categories, but they are not marked in all languages. Languages with only two articles mark either Definiteness or Specificity, not both (Ionin 2003). I apply Chomsky’s theory of Derivation by Phase (2001a, 2001b) to the analysis of… read more | Article
Editors’ introduction. Language Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 1–142014.
Bibliography of Mary Laughren. Language Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 15–242014.
The complex of creole typological features: The case of Mauritian Creole. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 27:1, pp. 48–1042012.
This paper presents morphosyntactic and sentential information on Mauritian Creole (MC), a French-lexifier creole which has been underrepresented in many studies of Creole morphosyntactic typology. Typological features from Holm & Patrick (2007), Bickerton (1981, 1984), Taylor (1971, 1977), Markey… read more | Article
The Mauritian Creole determiner system: A historical overview. Complex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 173–2002009.
The process of article incorporation early in the genesis of Mauritian Creole (MC) resulted in the occurrence of a bare nouns in argument positions with ambiguous interpretations between (in)definite, singular, plural and generic. A new determiner system gradually emerged, but MC continues to admit… read more | Article
13. A look at so in Mauritian Creole: From possessive pronoun to emphatic determiner. Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages, Huber, Magnus and Viveka Velupillai (eds.), pp. 279–2962007.