Diana Guillemin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Diana Guillemin plays a role.

Book series


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
Subjects Contact Linguistics | Creole studies | Generative linguistics | Romance linguistics | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics


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
Pensalfini, Rob, Diana Guillemin and Myfany Turpin. 2014. Editors’ introduction. Language Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 1–14
Turpin, Myfany and Diana Guillemin. 2014. Bibliography of Mary Laughren. Language Description Informed by Theory, Pensalfini, Rob, Myfany Turpin and Diana Guillemin (eds.), pp. 15–24
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
Guillemin, Diana. 2009. The Mauritian Creole determiner system: A historical overview. Complex Processes in New Languages, Aboh, Enoch O. and Norval Smith (eds.), pp. 173–200
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