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McWhorter, John / Good, Jeff

A Grammar of Saramaccan Creole

Series:Mouton Grammar Library [MGL] 56

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

179,95 € / $252.00 / £134.99*

Hardcover
Publication Date:
October 2012
ISBN
978-3-11-027643-5
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Overview

Aims and Scope

Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of phonology, morphology and syntax, it has been seen as one of the most extreme instantiations of the creolization process. This is the first full-length description of Saramaccan. The grammar documents, in particular, a valence-sensitive system of indicating movement and direction via serial verb constructions, hitherto overlooked amidst the generalized phenomenon of serialization itself.

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24 x 17 cm
xi, 246 pages
DE GRUYTER MOUTON
Language:
English
Type of Publication:
Monograph
Keyword(s):
Creole Language; Language Contact; Language Change; Saramaccan; Grammar

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John H. McWhorter, Columbia University, New York, USA; Jeff Good, University at Buffalo, New York, USA.

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