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作者 Jennings, William, author
書名 Inheritance and innovation in a colonial language : towards a usage-based account of French Guianese Creole / by William Jennings, Stefan Pfander
出版項 Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018
國際標準書號 9783319619521 (electronic bk.)
9783319619514 (paper)
國際標準號碼 10.1007/978-3-319-61952-1 doi
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說明 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 22 cm
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computer c rdamedia
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附註 This book takes a fresh approach to analysing how new languages are created, combining in-depth colonial history and empirical, usage-based linguistics. Focusing on a rarely studied language, the authors employ this dual methodology to reconstruct how multilingual individuals drew on their perception of Romance and West African languages to form French Guianese Creole. In doing so, they facilitate the application of a usage-based approach to language while simultaneously contributing significantly to the debate on creole origins. This innovative volume is sure to appeal to students and scholars of language history, creolisation and languages in contact. William Jennings is Senior Lecturer in French language, linguistics and culture at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research interests lie primarily within French colonial and encounter history, with a particular focus on the emergence of creole languages and societies. Stefan Pfander is Full Professor of Romance linguistics at Albert-Ludwigs-Universitats Freiburg, Germany. His teaching focuses on French, Spanish, Italian and Creole, while his research centres around the emergence of grammatical constructions in interaction, and usage-based models of language variation and change. Chapter 3 is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license
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主題 Creole dialects
Creole dialects, French $zFrench Guiana
Linguistic change
Language Change
African Languages
Historical Linguistics
Language History
Romance Languages
Alt Author Pfander, Stefan, author
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