Sustrate and adstrate : the origins of spatial semantics in West African pidgincreoles.

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Main Author: Corum, Micah (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, [2015]
Series:Language Contact and Bilingualism LCB.
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Table of Contents:
  • List of tables; List of figures; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Definitions and theoretical preliminaries; Contact languages in pidgincreole contexts; Adstrate, substrate, lexifier; Advances in the substrate camp; Treatment of adstrates; Linguistic areas, convergence, and (pidgin)creoles; Congruence in a typological matrix and convergence in location marking; Outline and content of the case studies; Locative structures and constructional pairings; Chapter 1. Spatial semantics in West African pidgincreoles; 1 Introduction.
  • 1.1 A general overview of Krio, Nigerian Pidgin, and Ghanaian Pidgin English1.1.1 Krio; 1.1.1.1 Locative structures in Krio; 1.1.2 Nigerian Pidgin; 1.1.2.1 Locative structures in Nigerian Pidgin; 1.1.3 Ghanaian Pidgin English; 1.1.3.1 Locative structures in Ghanaian Pidgin English; 1.1.3.2 Ghanaian Student Pidgin; 1.2 Remarks on the diachrony of the locative copula de; 1.3 Methodologies for the study of spatial semantics in West African pidgincreoles.
  • Chapter 2. Locative predication in Guinea Coast languages: a survey of features in the West African (Pidgin)Creoles' extended typological matrix2 Introduction; 2.1 Locative predication; 2.1.1 Spatial grams: or spatial-relational items, adpositions, and affixes; 2.1.2 A general impression of spatial grams in Niger-Congo languages; 2.1.3 Multiple meaning-function constructions; 2.2 Upper Guinea Coast languages and the provenance of locative predication in West African (pidgin)creoles; 2.2.1 Atlantic languages of the Guinea Coast and the immediate hinterland; 2.2.1.1 Wolof, Serer, Fula (Pulaar).
  • 2.2.1.2 The BAK group: Dyola, Pepel-Mandyak, Balanta2.2.1.3 Banyun, Biafada, Bidyogo; 2.2.1.4 The Sapi group of Mel languages: Landuma, Baga, Temne, Gola, Bullom; 2.2.2 Mande languages of the Guinea Coast and the immediate hinterland; 2.2.2.1 Manding, Vai, Susu; 2.2.2.2 Mende and Liberian Kpelle; 2.2.3 Kru languages of the Guinea Coast and the immediate hinterland; 2.2.3.1 Klao and Grebo; 2.2.4 Dominant features of locative predication in languages of the Upper Guinea Coast; 2.3 Languages of the Lower Guinea Coast and the hinterland: Benue-Kwa and Ijoid; 2.3.1 The Kwa group.
  • 2.3.1.1 Akan dialect cluster, Awutu, Nzema2.3.1.2 Ga and Adangme; 2.3.1.3 Ewe; 2.3.2 The Benue-Congo group; 2.3.2.1 Yoruboid; 2.3.2.2 Edoid; 2.3.2.3 Igboid; 2.3.2.4 Cross River; 2.3.2.5 Bantoid; 2.3.3 The Ijoid group; 2.3.4 Dominant features of locative predication in languages of the Lower Guinea Coast; 2.4 West African pidgincreoles and their creole kin; 2.4.1 Lingua de Preto, a linguistic foundation for West African Portuguese-lexifier creoles; 2.4.1.1 Early Portuguese-lexifier pidgin in West Africa; 2.4.2 Guinea-Bissau Creole and Cape Verdean Creole.