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Title: The Syntax of Mauritian Creole
URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/the-syntax-of-mauritian-creole-9781441156389/
Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Syntax
Grammar
Subject Language(s): Morisyen
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1441156380
ISBN-13: 9781441156389
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K.£ 80.00