Publication details [#3775]

Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


Contains a description of the universal Creole tense- aspect-modal system; a comparison of this system with the systems in English, Early Biblical Hebrew, Bemba, and Chuave; a discussion of parallels between the diachronic/ontogenic rise of the Creole system and the rise of this system in non-contact languages; and finally a discussion of Creole as a universal linguistic 'prototype'.