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Surviving the Middle Passage

The West Africa-Surinam Sprachbund

Ed. by Muysken, Pieter C. / Smith, Norval

In collab. with Borges, Robert

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 275

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    129,95 € / $149.99 / £118.00*

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    Publication Date:
    December 2014
    Copyright year:
    2015
    ISBN
    978-3-11-034397-7
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    This book is about the close historical and linguistic relationship between the languages of Surinam and Benin, a relationship which can be viewed in terms of a Trans Atlantic Sprachbund or linguistic area. It consists of a detailed analysis of various possible substrate and adstrate effects in a number of components of the grammar, in the Surinam Creole languages, primarily from the Gbe languages of Benin but also from Kikongo.

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    Pieter Muysken, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands; Norval Smith, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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