Issues in the study of Pidgin and Creole languages / Claire Lefebvre.

The content of this book is concerned with various issues at stake in Creole studies that are also of interest for general linguistics. These include the general issue of Creole genesis and of the accelerated linguistic change that characterizes the emergence of these languages as compared to ordina...

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Main Author: Lefebvre, Claire
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2004.
Series:Studies in language companion series ; v. 70.
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Summary:The content of this book is concerned with various issues at stake in Creole studies that are also of interest for general linguistics. These include the general issue of Creole genesis and of the accelerated linguistic change that characterizes the emergence of these languages as compared to ordinary cases of linguistic change, the problem of the development of morphology in incipient Creoles, the problem of the validity of data in linguistic analysis, the issue of multifunctionality as regards the concept of lexical entry, the question of whether Creole languages are semantically more transp.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 358 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-340) and indexes.
ISBN:9789027281852
9027281858
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.