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


Bourdeau, Corentin and Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia 2023 The contact-based emergence of the subject-focus construction in Wolof: A dynamic perspectiveLinguistics in the Netherlands 2023, Leufkens, Sterre and Marco Bril (eds.), pp. 4–22
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
Rojas-Berscia, Luis Miguel 2020 Mixing and semantic transparency in the genesis of Yilan JapaneseAdvances in Contact Linguistics: In honour of Pieter Muysken, Smith, Norval, Tonjes Veenstra and Enoch O. Aboh (eds.), pp. 261–282
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
Rojas-Berscia, Luis Miguel 2019 Chapter 13. Nominalization in Shawi/ChayahuitaNominalization in Languages of the Americas, Zariquiey, Roberto, Masayoshi Shibatani and David W. Fleck (eds.), pp. 491–514
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