By Umberto Ansaldo (Ed.), Stephen Matthews (Ed.), Lisa Lim (Ed.)
Deconstructing Creole is a set of stories geared toward significantly assessing the assumption of creole languages as a homogeneous structural variety with shared and bizarre styles of genesis. Following up at the serious dialogue of notions of ‘creole exceptionalism’ as historic and ideological constructs, this quantity assessments the fundamental assumptions that underlie present makes an attempt to offer ‘creole constitution’ as a distinct kind, from typological in addition to sociohistorical views. The sum of the findings provided the following means that cautious empirical research of enter forms and call environments can clarify the structural output with out recourse to a good genesis situation. Echoing calls to dissolve the idea of ‘creolization’ as a unique diachronic method, this quantity proposes that theoretically grounded techniques to the notions of simplicity, complexity, transmission, and so forth. don't warrant contemplating so-called ‘creole’ languages as a unique synchronic kind.
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Creole morphology revisited (15) a. Se piisang ara-makang. ’ b. Piisang s-ara-makang. banana 1sg-prog-eat c. *Se piisang s-ara-makang. 1sg banana 1sg-prog-eat The presence of languages such as (Mandarin) Chinese, Yoruba, etc. give us enough proof that old E-languages do not have to possess inﬂectional (afﬁxational) morphology. However, we still need to answer the question of whether the possession of inﬂectional morphology implies that a language is old. Gil (2001) shows that Riau Indonesian, while old (from a social perspective) does not make use of inﬂectional morphology, and Ansaldo and Nordhoff (forthcoming) question the correlation between age and the presence of inﬂectional morphology.
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