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Academic Paper

Title: Particle Verbs in the Surinamese Creoles
Author: Robert D. Borges
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Institution: Centre for Language Studies, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
Linguistic Field: Historical Linguistics; Syntax
Subject Language: Dutch
Sranan Tongo
Abstract: This paper shows that Dutch verb-particle constructions have been transferred into the Surinamese creole languages as a result of pervasive multilingualism and intensive contact. Particle-verb structures are, at most, marginal in the native grammar of Surinamese creoles. However, recent data show that verb-particle constructions of the Dutch sort are becoming productive and are used with some homogeneity in the creole language context.


This article appears IN Journal of Germanic Linguistics Vol. 26, Issue 3.

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