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Title Language change in contact languages : grammatical and prosodic considerations / edited by J. Clancy Clements, Shelome Gooden
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., 2011
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Benjamins current topics, 1874-0081 ; v. 36
Benjamins current topics ; v. 36. 1874-0081
Contents Language Change in Contact Languages; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Language change in contact languages; 1. Introduction; 2. The processes of GRR in contact languages; 3. Prosody in Creole languages; 4. Papers in this volume; 4.1 Grammaticalization, reanalysis, and relexification; 4.2 Prosody; 5. Summary; Note; References; The contribution of relexification, grammaticalisation, and reanalysis to Creole genesis and development; 1. Introduction; 2. Relexification; 2.1 Relexification as relabelling; 2.2 Does relabelling apply to functional categories?
2.3 The extent of relabelling across word classes2.4 Relabelling or transfer?; 2.5 Can there be cases of partial relexification?; 2.6 Summary; 3. Grammaticalisation and reanalysis; 3.1 Grammaticalisation; 3.2 Reanalysis; 3.3 Summary; 4. Conclusions; Notes; References; Grammaticalization in creoles; 1. Introduction; 2. "Ordinary" and "somewhat-less-ordinary" grammaticalization: the Sranan articles; 2.1 The Sranan definite articles: Gradual grammaticalization; 2.2 The Sranan indefinite singular article: abrupt grammaticalization
3. The role of the substrate: polysemy copying and "apparent" grammaticalization3.1 Grammaticalization and contact: Heine and Kuteva's classification; 3.2 "Apparent" grammaticalization; 3.3 Polysemy copying in reverse direction; 3.4 "Apparent" grammaticalization plus internal development; 4. Reanalysis without grammaticalization; 5. Conclusion; Notes; References; One in Singapore English; 1. Introduction; 2. The data; 2.1 The grammar of one; 2.2 The use of one; 2.3 Summary; 3. The explanation; 3.1 The substratum; 3.2 The superstratum; 3.3 Linguistic universals
4. An exemplar-based approach to relexification5. Conclusion; References; Contact-induced grammaticalization; 1. Introduction; 2. Contact-induced grammaticalization; 2.1 'Ordinary' contact-induced grammaticalization; 2.2 Replica grammaticalization; 2.3 Contact as catalyst and principles of grammaticalization; 3. Data for this study; 4. Already as marker of perfective aspect; 4.1 Already in Singapore Colloquial English (SCE); 4.2 Already in bilingual development; 5. Give-passives and replica grammaticalization; 5.1 Give-passives in Malay contact varieties
5.2 The give-passive in Singapore Colloquial English5.3 Ontogenetic grammaticalization of 'give' in bilingual children; 5.4 Dative constructions with bei2 'give'; 6. Conclusions; Notes; References; Tone inventories and tune-text alignments; 1. Introduction; 2. A unified Autosegmental-Metrical account; 3. The phonetic grounding of segmental rhythms; 4. Tone in an Autosegmental-Metrical account; 5. The morphosyntactic functions of tone; 6. Tone function versus tone density in defining "tone language"; 7. Prominence-marking mechanisms; 8. The phonetic grounding of stress
Summary The studies in Language Change in Contact Languages showcase the contributions that the study of contact language varieties make to the understanding of phenomena such as relexification, transfer, reanalysis, grammaticalization, prosodic variation and the development of prosodic systems. Four of the studies deal with morphosyntactic issues while the other three address questions of prosody. The studies include data from the Atlantic creoles (Saramaccan, Sranan, Haitian Creole, Jamaican Creole, Trinidadian Creole, Papiamentu), as well as Singapore English. This volume, originally pulishe
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Grammar, Comparative and general -- Grammaticalization.
Languages in contact.
Linguistic change.
Form Electronic book
Author Clements, J. Clancy.
Gooden, Shelome.
ISBN 1283359960
9027282552 (electronic bk.)
9781283359962
9789027282552 (electronic bk.)