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Book Chapter: Unity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles

TitleUnity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherJohn Benjamins
Citation
Unity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles. In Cutler, Cecilia; Vrzic, Zvjezdana; Angemeyer Philipp (Eds.), Festschrift for John Singler: Language contact in Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas. Amsterdam: John Benjamins How to Cite?
AbstractJohn Singler’s principle of the homogeneity of the substrate can account for the rise of locative structures in the AECs modelled on typologically highly uniform substrate and adstrate structures across a broad swath of West and Central Africa. Common to the creoles and the African languages are the scarcity of Path-incorporating prepositions, the use of general locative prepositions in static and motion events, as well as the use of pre- or postpositional relator nouns. At the same time, the grammars of space of individual AECs like Sranan (Suriname) and Pichi (Equatorial Guinea) have diverged from each other due to differing lengths of contact with the lexifier English, and contact with different European superstrate languages.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230450

 

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dc.contributor.authorYakpo, K-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:17:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:17:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationUnity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles. In Cutler, Cecilia; Vrzic, Zvjezdana; Angemeyer Philipp (Eds.), Festschrift for John Singler: Language contact in Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas. Amsterdam: John Benjamins-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/230450-
dc.description.abstractJohn Singler’s principle of the homogeneity of the substrate can account for the rise of locative structures in the AECs modelled on typologically highly uniform substrate and adstrate structures across a broad swath of West and Central Africa. Common to the creoles and the African languages are the scarcity of Path-incorporating prepositions, the use of general locative prepositions in static and motion events, as well as the use of pre- or postpositional relator nouns. At the same time, the grammars of space of individual AECs like Sranan (Suriname) and Pichi (Equatorial Guinea) have diverged from each other due to differing lengths of contact with the lexifier English, and contact with different European superstrate languages.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins-
dc.relation.ispartofFestschrift for John Singler: Language contact in Africa and the African diaspora in the Americas-
dc.titleUnity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier Creoles-
dc.typeBook_Chapter-
dc.identifier.emailYakpo, K: kofi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityYakpo, K=rp01715-
dc.identifier.hkuros260403-
dc.publisher.placeAmsterdam-

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