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Conference Paper: Locative constructions and the genealogical differentiation of the Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles

TitleLocative constructions and the genealogical differentiation of the Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles
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Issue Date2015
Citation
The 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL-22), Naples, Italy, 27-31 July 2015. How to Cite?
AbstractThis talk aims to provide a typologically informed comparative analysis of locative constructions in the African and the Caribbean branches of the Afro-Caribbean Englishlexifier Creoles (henceforth AECs). The analysis is based on primary data collected in West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea), and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname). A second objective is to account for the genealogical differentiation of this young linguistic family that arose in the 17th century (cf. e.g. Hancock 1987; Smith 2015) by focusing on a specific functional domain: There are marked typological differences in the way spatial relations are expressed between (a) the attested African substrates and adstrates of the AECs (chiefly languages of the Volta-Congo linguistic phylum of Africa), and (b) the AECs’ lexifier language English. The following points summarize the distinctive characteristics …
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214952

 

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dc.contributor.authorYakpo, K-
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-21T12:13:30Z-
dc.date.available2015-08-21T12:13:30Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationThe 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL-22), Naples, Italy, 27-31 July 2015.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/214952-
dc.description.abstractThis talk aims to provide a typologically informed comparative analysis of locative constructions in the African and the Caribbean branches of the Afro-Caribbean Englishlexifier Creoles (henceforth AECs). The analysis is based on primary data collected in West Africa (Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea), and the Caribbean (Jamaica, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname). A second objective is to account for the genealogical differentiation of this young linguistic family that arose in the 17th century (cf. e.g. Hancock 1987; Smith 2015) by focusing on a specific functional domain: There are marked typological differences in the way spatial relations are expressed between (a) the attested African substrates and adstrates of the AECs (chiefly languages of the Volta-Congo linguistic phylum of Africa), and (b) the AECs’ lexifier language English. The following points summarize the distinctive characteristics …-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference on Historical Linguistics, ICHL-22-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleLocative constructions and the genealogical differentiation of the Afro-Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles-
dc.typeConference_Paper-
dc.identifier.emailYakpo, K: kofi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYakpo, K=rp01715-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros249165-

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