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Kriyol syntax : the Portuguese-based Creole language of Guinea-Bissau

Author: Alain Kihm
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1994.
Series: Creole language library, v. 14.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau. The study focuses on one variety, 'central Kriyol', and its main aim is to present a complete description of the grammar of the language. The theoretical framework for the syntactic analysis is purposely eclectic but relies primarily on Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, and ample attention is paid to the  Read more...
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Kihm, Alain.
Kriyol syntax.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, ©1994
(DLC) 94013481
(OCoLC)30156613
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alain Kihm
ISBN: 9789027276674 9027276676
OCLC Number: 772227357
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 310 pages) : illustrations, map.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: KRIYOL SYNTAX; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgements; Table of contents; Abbreviations for sources; Map; Chapter 1. Introduction; 1.1. History; 1.2. A history of Kriyol: facts and suppositions; 1.3. The study of Kriyol: what, how, and why?; 1.4. A phonological sketch of Kriyol; 1.4.1. Syllabic structure; 1.4.2. Stress; 1.4.3. Vowels; 1.4.4. Consonants; 1.5. Phonological developments from 16th century Portuguese to Kriyol; 1.6. Relation with Cape-Verdean Creole; Chapter 2. The simple sentence; 2.1. Introduction; 2.2. The composition of the predicate.
Series Title: Creole language library, v. 14.
Responsibility: Alain Kihm.

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Part of a series which presents descriptive and theoretical studies of pidgin and creole languages, this volume focuses on the history and syntax of Kriyol.  Read more...

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