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LINGUIST List 22.3879

Wed Oct 05 2011

Books: Morphology/Sociolinguistics/Syntax: Meakins

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Case-Marking in Contact: Meakins


Message 1: Case-Marking in Contact: Meakins
Date: 04-Oct-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Case-Marking in Contact: Meakins
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Title: Case-Marking in Contact
Subtitle: The development and function of case morphology in Gurindji Kriol
Series Title: Creole Language Library 39
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cll.39

Author: Felicity Meakins
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284679 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027284679 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252616 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252616 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027252616 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

Until recently, mixed languages were considered an oddity of contact linguistics,
with debates about whether or not they actually existed stifling much descriptive
work or discussion of their origins. These debates have shifted from questioning
their existence to a focus on their formation, and their social and structural
features. This book aims to advance our understanding of how mixed languages
evolve by introducing a substantial corpus from a newly-described mixed
language, Gurindji Kriol. Gurindji Kriol is spoken by the Gurindji people who live
at Kalkaringi in northern Australia and is the result of pervasive code-switching
practices. Although Gurindji Kriol bears some resemblance to both of its source
languages, it uses the forms from these languages to function within a unique
system. This book focuses on one structural aspect of Gurindji Kriol, case
morphology, which is from Gurindji, but functions in ways that differ from its
source.

Linguistic Field(s): Creole Studies
                            Morphology
                            Sociolinguistics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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