Noun Phrases in Creole Languages: A Multi-faceted Approach
Marlyse Baptista, Jacqueline Guéron
John Benjamins Publishing, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 493 pages
This volume offers a thorough examination of the syntactic, semantic, pragmatic and discourse properties of noun phrases in a wide variety of creole (and non-creole) languages including Cape Verdean Creole, Santome, Papiamentu, Guinea-Bissau Creole, Mindanao Chabacano, Réunionnais Creole, Lesser Antillean, Haitian Creole, Mauritian Creole, Seychellois, Sranan, Jamaican Creole, Berbice Dutch Creole and African American English. Comparative studies also consider the determiner systems of Middle and Modern French, European Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Ewe, Fon and Gun. This compilation of 16 chapters brings together descriptive, theoretical, diachronic and synchronic studies that focus on the structure and interpretation of bare nouns in creoles. The contributions demonstrate the variety and complex nature of determiner systems in creoles and their widespread use of bare nouns in comparison to their source languages. This volume is evidence of the relevance of creole languages to theories of language creation, language change and linguistic theory in general.
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Bare nouns and the nominal domain in Santome
On the syntax and semantics of DP in Cape Verdean Creole
A comparative study
On the interpretation of bare noun phrases in GuineaBissau
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Bare nouns in Reunionnais Creole
The bare NP in Lesser Antillean
Bare nouns and articles in Sranan
Aspects of the syntax and semantics of bare nouns in Jamaican Creole
NPs in aspectual Be constructions in African American English
Bare nouns in African American English AAE
Bare nouns in Berbice Dutch Creole
Functional deficiency ellipsis or innovation in creole languages?
Implicit determination and plural
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African analysis anaphoric animacy appear argue argument aspectual be constructions assume Baptista bare nouns basilectal Bickerton BNPs bought Brazilian Portuguese Cape Verdean Creole Central Philippine languages Chabacano Chierchia codfish context count nouns creole languages definite article definite determiner definite reading denote Deprez determiner system discourse distinction English examples expressions feature function Givon goat grammatical Gueron Guinea-Bissau Creole Haitian indef individual inen interpretation kabra Kihm kind readings Kriyol Lesser Antillean lexical lexifier Linguistics locative marker mass nouns Monino morpheme morphology Mufwene nominal non-specific noun phrases null determiner NumP object position occur overt determiners overt plural Palenquero Papiamentu Paul Philippine languages Pidgin PL languages plural marking Pol achte pragmatic predicates projection properties proposal quantifier reference referential Schwegler Section semantic sentences Spanish speaker specific specific/referential Sranan structure syntactic syntax Tagalog tense tion verb woman yes yes yes zero