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Comparative Creole Syntax: Parallel Outlines of 18 Creole Grammars

Holm, J and Patrick, PL (2007) Comparative Creole Syntax: Parallel Outlines of 18 Creole Grammars. Battlebridge Publications, London.

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This unprecedented study seeks to answer some fundamental questions in Creole Studies: which structural features are shared by all the world's Creoles? to what extent are the traits typical of Atlantic Creoles also found elsewhere in the world? This book contains comparative grammars of 18 Creole languages of the Americas, Africa, Southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean and the Pacific, written by some of the field's leading scholars. There are separate chapters for each language (with the closely relately Creoles of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau being treated together). Each chapter includes a socio-historical introduction as well as a detailed grammar which treats ca. 100 structural features. The descriptive framework is common to all chapters, with corresponding section numbers to allow easy cross-reference. The book as a whole provides the broadest structural comparison between Creole languages yet undertaken: the data for the next generation of theory.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 15:09
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:36

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