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LINGUIST List 24.200

Fri Jan 11 2013

Books: The Syntax of Mauritian Creole: Syea

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: The Syntax of Mauritian Creole: Syea
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Title: The Syntax of Mauritian Creole
Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-syntax-of-mauritian-creole-9781441156389/

Author: Anand Syea
Hardback: ISBN: 1441156380 9781441156389 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Abstract:

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.

“Anand Syea's book, the result of over twenty years of research, has everything one could wish for: abundant and reliable examples, a firm but accessible theoretical foundation, a transparent structure and line of argumentation.” – Pieter Muysken, Professor, Department of Linguistics, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Linguistic Field(s): Grammar
                            Language Documentation
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Morisyen (mfe)

Written In: English (eng)

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