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Title: Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages
Edited By: Ingo Plag
Series Title: Linguistische Arbeiten, Vol. 478

Until very recently, phonology and morphology have been neglected areas in the study of creole languages. This collection of articles presents intriguing data and new analyses from a wide range of creoles that call into question traditional claims about the nature of the phonological and morphological systems of these languages and give crucial insights into one of the major questions of creole studies, i.e. the question of how these languages and their grammars come about. The volume is organized into 5 sections, each focusing on particular aspects of the respective subsystems: Segments and syllables; Stress, tone and intonation; Morphophonology; Derivational morphology; Inflection.

CHRISTIAN UFFMANN, Markedness, faithfulness and creolization: The retention of the unmarked.

ALBERT VALDMAN/ISKRA ISKROVA, A new look at nazalization in Haitian Creole.

EMMANUEL NIKIEMA/PARTH BHATT, Two types of R deletion in Haitian Creole.

SABINE LAPPE/INGO PLAG, Rules versus analogy: Modeling variation in word-final epenthesis in Sranan.

NORVAL SMITH, New evidence from the Past: To epenthesize or not to epenthesize, that is the question.

EMMANUEL SCHANG, Syllabic structure and creolization in Saotomense.

ANNE-MARIE BROUSSEAU, The accentual system of Haitian Creole: The role of transfer and markedness values.

DAVID SUTCLIFFE, African American English suprasegmentals: A study of pitch patterns in the Black English of the United States.

WINFORD JAMES, The role of tone and rhyme structure in the organisation of grammatical morphemes in Tobagonian.

SHELOME GOODEN, Prosodic contrast in Jamaican Creole reduplication.

THOMAS KLEIN, Syllable structure and lexical markedness in creole morphophonology: Determiner allomorphy in Haitian and elsewhere.

MARGOT VAN DEN BERG, Early 18th century Sranan -man.

PATRICK STEINKRÜGER, Morphological processes of word formation in Chabacano (Philippine Spanish Creole).

NICHOLAS FARACLAS, The -pela suffix in Tok Pisin and the notion of 'simplicity' in Pidgin and Creole languages: What happens to morphology under contact?

TONJES VEENSTRA, What verbal morphology can tell us about creole genesis: the case of French-related creoles.

MARLYSE BAPTISTA, Inflectional plural marking in pidgins and creoles: a comparative study.

ALAIN KIHM, Inflectional categories in creole languages.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Max Niemeyer Verlag
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Subject Language(s): Sãotomense
Creole, Haitian
Creole English, Jamaican
Tok Pisin
Sranan Tongo
Creole English, Tobagonian
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3484304782
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
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