Substrate and Adstrate
The Origins of Spatial Semantics in West African Pidgincreoles
Series:Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] 10
Aims and Scope
This volume provides a large-scale, in-depth analysis of locative structures in Nigerian Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English and compares those structures to locatives in their lexifier, substrate, and adstrate languages. The work draws on new research methods for investigating substrate and adstrate influence in semantics and creole genesis.