The Syntax of Mauritian Creole

The Syntax of Mauritian Creole

by Anand Syea
     
 

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Creole
languages have in recent years become a valuable source of data for current
theories of syntax and theories of child/adult language
acquisition. However, grammars of these languages, particularly those
couched within theoretical frameworks of one kind of another, are few and far
between.

This book contributes directly to creole… See more details below

Overview

Creole
languages have in recent years become a valuable source of data for current
theories of syntax and theories of child/adult language
acquisition. However, grammars of these languages, particularly those
couched within theoretical frameworks of one kind of another, are few and far
between.

This book contributes directly to creole linguistics by providing a
detailed study of different aspects of the syntax of Mauritian creole within
the theoretical framework of Principles and Parameters (Chomsky, 1981) and
Minimalism (1995). It gives the reader a detailed account of the structure
of this language and insight into the nature of creole languages, with
implications for current cartographic and minimalist thinking on the structure
and derivation of phrases and clauses. It will appeal to researchers of
grammar and syntax, language acquisition, contact linguistics and
sociolinguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441130723
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
12/20/2012
Series:
Bloomsbury Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
5 MB

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