Focus and Grammatical Relations in Creole Languages

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Francis Byrne, Donald Winford
J. Benjamins, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 329 pages
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The volume has as its topic, not only the types of formal constructions and devices which creole languages syntactically utilize to achieve constituent focus, but also, in a much broader sense, the many other phenomena and processes found in these languages which serve to highlight sentence-level elements. The book is organized into five sections: 1. verb focus, predicate clefting and predicate doubling; 2. focus and anti-focus; 3. focus and pronominals; 4. discourse patterning; 5. grammatical relations.

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Contents

The Question of Predicate Clefting in the Indian
53
Two Types of Predicate Doubling Adverbs in Haitian Creole
65
Scope of Negation and Focus in Gullah
95
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