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Name: Silvia  Kouwenberg
Institution: University of the West Indies
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State and/or Country: US
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Creole Dutch, Berbice
Creole English, Jamaican
Language Family(ies): Creole
Selected Publications: 1994. A grammar of Berbice Dutch Creole (Mouton Grammar Library 12). Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
1994. With Eric Murray. Papiamentu (Languages of the world/Materials 68). M√ľnchen: Lincom Europa.
2003. Editor of: Twice as meaningful. Reduplication in pidgins, creoles and other contact languages. Westminster Creolistics Series 8. London: Battlebridge Publications.
2003. With Peter Patrick. Editor of: Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Vol 25 No 2. Special issue on second language acquisition and creolization.
To appear. With John V. Singler. Editors of: Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies. Oxford: Blackwell.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Twice as Meaningful
 The Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Studies
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Twice as Meaningful
Courses Taught: Creole Linguistics (undergraduate & graduate levels)
Caribbean Dialectology (undergraduate)
Phonology (undergraduate & graduate levels)
Syntax (ndergraduate & graduate levels)
Dissertation Director * of: Predicate Marking in the Bahamian Basilect: An integrated approach
(Helean McPhee, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: The African Lexis in Jamaican: Its linguistic and sociohistorical significance
(Joseph Farquharson, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: An Analysis of dual Aspectual Forms in Caribbean English Creoles: An event structure approach
(Marsha Forbes-Barnett, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Quantification in Jamaican Creole: The syntax and semantics of evri ('every') in interaction with indefinites
(Michele Stewart, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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