Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia
List of John Benjamins publications for which Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia plays a role.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Languages of South America
In this article, we focus on the origin of the Wolof subject-focus construction (SFC) from a dynamic perspective. In Wolof, argument focus is expressed morpho-syntactically by means of copulaless cleft constructions consisting of the juxtaposition of the focus and a free relative clause. The free… read more | Article
In this short piece, the so-called ‘Yilan Creole’ spoken in Yilan County, Taiwan (Republic of China) is reanalysed in light of contemporary discussions on mixing and the transparency principle as factors behind the genesis of languages. I argue that there is evidence to conceive the emergence of… read more | Chapter
This paper deals with the Shawi nominalizing suffixes -su’~-ru’~-nu’ ‘general nominalizer’, -napi/-te’/-tun‘performer/agent nominalizer’, -pi’‘patient nominalizer’, and -nan ‘instrument nominalizer’. The goal of this article is to provide a description of nominalization in Shawi. Throughout this… read more | Chapter