Pidgin and Creole Tense/Mood/Aspect Systems.

More than any other area of the grammar, tense-mood-aspect (TMA) has provided evidence to fuel the ongoing debates about creole genesis and about the relevance of pidgin and creole phenomena to language theory more generally. This volume advances the debate in two ways. First, it makes available in...

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Other Authors: Singler, John Victor (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: John Benjamins Pub. Co. 1990.
Series:Creole language library ; v. 6.
Online Access:Click for online access
Table of Contents:
  • PIDGIN AND CREOLE TENSE-MOOD-ASPECT SYSTEMS; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Table of contents; Introduction: Pidgins and Creoles and Tense-Mood-Aspect; Notes; References; On the Adequacy of Natural Languages: I. The Development of Tense; 0. The Association of Language with Intelligence; 1. Strategies for Studying the Relations of Language and Thought; 2. Bilingual Idiolects Vs. Pidgin Grammars; 3. Time Relations in Pidgin Grammars; 4. The Development of Tense in Neo-Melanesian; 5. The Selection of Tense Markers in Pitcairnese; 6. The Past Tense in Hawaiian Creole.