Creoles, their substrates, and language typology / edited by Claire Lefebvre.

Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For exa...

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Other Authors: Lefebvre, Claire
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2011.
Series:Typological studies in language ; v. 95.
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Summary:Since creole languages draw their properties from both their substrate and superstrate sources, the typological classification of creoles has long been a major issue for creolists, typologists, and linguists in general. Several contradictory proposals have been put forward in the literature. For example, creole languages typologically pair with their superstrate languages (Chaudenson 2003), with their substrate languages (Lefebvre 1998), or even, creole languages are alike (Bickerton 1984) such that they constitute a "definable typological class" (McWhorter 1998). This book contains 25 chapter.
Physical Description:1 online resource (vii, 626 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN:9789027287434
9027287430
1283006618
9781283006613
9786613006615
6613006610
Language:English.