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A grammar of Saramaccan Creole

Author: John H McWhorter; Jeff Good
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2012.
Series: Mouton grammar library, 56.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of phonology, morphology and syntax, it has been seen as one of the most extreme instantiations of the creolization process. This is the first full-length description of Saramaccan. The grammar documents, in particular, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Grammatica's (vorm)
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McWhorter, John H.
Grammar of Saramaccan Creole.
Berlin : De Gruyter Mounton, ©2012
(OCoLC)785071807
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H McWhorter; Jeff Good
ISBN: 9783110278262 311027826X
OCLC Number: 823841958
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 246 pages) : 1 map.
Contents: Segmental phonology --
Prosodic phonology --
Morphology and morphophonetics --
The noun phrase --
Personal pronouns --
Adjectives --
Core predicate phrase modifiers: negators, tense, aspect, and modals --
Verb serialization --
Coordination and subordination --
Passive and imperative --
Questions --
Nonverbal predication and be-verbs --
Position, direction, and time --
Adverbial modification --
Information structure --
Numerals and other time expressions --
Lexical variation --
Word list --
Folktale transcription --
Conversational passage.
Series Title: Mouton grammar library, 56.
Responsibility: by John H. McWhorter, Jeff Good.
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Saramaccan has been central to various debates regarding the origin and nature of creole languages. Being the most removed of all English-based creoles from European language structure in terms of  Read more...

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