Ellen-Petra Kester

List of John Benjamins publications for which Ellen-Petra Kester plays a role.


This study investigates the language situation in Aruba, a Caribbean island that is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The main home language in Aruba is Papiamento, a Spanish/Portuguese lexifier creole, but Dutch was the only official language for centuries. English and Spanish are also… read more
Kester, Ellen-Petra 2020 Language use, language attitudes and identity in CuraçaoNew Approaches to Language Attitudes in the Hispanic and Lusophone World, Bugel, Talia and Cecilia Montes-Alcalá (eds.), pp. 155–182 | Chapter
This chapter presents the results of 471 questionnaires distributed in Curaçao in order to investigate patterns of language use, language attitudes and identity among participants belonging to different age groups and with different parental birthplaces. The results pointed out that the speech… read more
Schmitt, Cristina and Ellen-Petra Kester 2014 Predicate nominals in Papiamentu: a comparison with Brazilian Portuguese and other languagesWeak Referentiality, Aguilar-Guevara, Ana, Bert Le Bruyn and Joost Zwarts (eds.), pp. 129–156 | Article
This paper presents a comparative analysis of number in predicate nominals in Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese. While Papiamentu predicate nominals do not show plural agreement when the subject is plural, Brazilian Portuguese shows agreement in spite of the fact that both languages allow number… read more
Kester, Ellen-Petra and Cristina Schmitt 2007 4. Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese: A comparative study of bare nominalsNoun Phrases in Creole Languages: A multi-faceted approach, Baptista, Marlyse and Jacqueline Guéron (eds.), pp. 107–143 | Chapter
This paper presents a comparative study on bare nominals in Papiamentu and Brazilian Portuguese, taking into account also the distribution of definite and indefinite articles in these languages. Following Munn and Schmitt (2001) and Schmitt and Munn (1999 , 2003), we argue bare singulars in both… read more
Kester, Ellen-Petra and Petra Sleeman 2002 N-ellipsis in SpanishLinguistics in the Netherlands 2002, Broekhuis, Hans and Paula Fikkert (eds.), pp. 107–116 | Article
Sleeman, Petra and Ellen-Petra Kester 2002 Partitive constructions and antisymmetryRomance Languages and Linguistic Theory 2000: Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 2000, Utrecht, 30 November–2 December, Beyssade, Claire, Reineke Bok-Bennema, Frank Drijkoningen and Paola Monachesi (eds.), pp. 271–286 | Article