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The Suriname creoles and their historical background
tala verb or complementizer?
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19th century Amba analysis Anansi Arends argue argument Bickerton chapter claim complementizer fu complementizer system copula creole languages creolization creolization of Sranan dati as complementizer diachronic dictionary discussion Dutch embedded clause empty subject empty type English evidence example finite go na oso go na wowoyo grammar grammaticalization Herskovits and Herskovits INFL Jamaican Creole Kikongo Kraag language change linguistic Marlon matrix verb meki modal musu native speaker Ndjuka non-finite non-finite clauses noun CCs occur overt type sentences pidgin Pieter pikin plantation position possible Postma pranasi predicate clefting preposition pronoun relexification sabi Saramaccan Schumann Sebba semantic serial verb constructions slaves sources speech act speech act verb status structure subject copying substrate languages Suriname syntactic takki tense theory Thomason and Kaufman Tok Pisin translation type clauses verbal Voorhoeve and Lichtveld wani fu Weygandt Wullschlagel