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The Resource Complex processes in new languages, edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith, (electronic resource)

Complex processes in new languages, edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith, (electronic resource)

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Complex processes in new languages
Title
Complex processes in new languages
Statement of responsibility
edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
In recent years, there has been a new interest in evaluating 'complex' structures in languages. The implications of such studies are varied, e.g., the distinction between supposedly more complex and less complex languages, how complexity relates to human knowledge of language, and the role of the reduction or increase of complexity in language change and creolization. This book focuses on the latter issue, but the conclusions presented here hold of typological 'complexity' in general. The chapters in this book show that the notion of complexity as conceived of in linguistics mainly centres on
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Dewey number
417/.22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Aboh, Enoch Oladé
  • Smith, Norval
Series statement
Creole language library,
Series volume
v. 35
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Creole dialects
Label
Complex processes in new languages, edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Simplicity, simplification, complexity and complexification: where have the interfaces gone? / Enoch O. Aboh and Norval Smith -- Part I. Morphophonology. Initial vowel agglutination in the Gulf of Guinea creoles / Tjerk Hagemeijer -- Simplification of a complex part of grammar or not? What happened to KiKoongo nouns in Saramaccan? / Norval Smith -- Reducing phonological complexity and grammatical opaqueness: Old Tibetan as a lingua franca and the development of the modern Tibetan varieties / Bettina Zeisler -- Part II. Verbal morphology. Verb allomorphy and the syntax of phases / Tonjes Veenstra -- The invisible hand in creole genesis: reanalysis in the formation of Berbice Dutch / Silvia Kouwenberg -- Complexification or regularization of paradigms: the case of prepositional verbs in Solomon Islands Pijin / Christine Jourdan -- Part III. Nominals. The Mauritian Creole determiner system: a historical overview / Diana Guillemin -- Demonstratives in Afrikaans and Cape Dutch Pidgin: a first attempt / Hans den Besten -- Part IV. The selection of features in complex morphology. Contact, complexification and change in Mindanao Chabacano structure / Anthony P. Grant -- Morphosyntactic finiteness as increased complexity in a mixed negation system / Peter Slomanson -- Contact language formation in evolutionary terms / Umberto Ansaldo -- Part V. Evaluating simplification and complexification. Economy, innovation and degrees of complexity in creole formation / Marlyse Baptista -- Competition and selection: that's all! / Enoch O. Aboh -- Complexity and the age of languages / Umberto Ansaldo and Sebastian Nordhoff -- Part VI. Postscript. Restructuring, hybridization, and complexity in language evolution / Salikoko S. Mufwene
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ocn593294428
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1 online resource (vi, 409 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781282485006
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unknown
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
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illustrations
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)593294428
Label
Complex processes in new languages, edited by Enoch O. Aboh, Norval Smith, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
multicolored
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Simplicity, simplification, complexity and complexification: where have the interfaces gone? / Enoch O. Aboh and Norval Smith -- Part I. Morphophonology. Initial vowel agglutination in the Gulf of Guinea creoles / Tjerk Hagemeijer -- Simplification of a complex part of grammar or not? What happened to KiKoongo nouns in Saramaccan? / Norval Smith -- Reducing phonological complexity and grammatical opaqueness: Old Tibetan as a lingua franca and the development of the modern Tibetan varieties / Bettina Zeisler -- Part II. Verbal morphology. Verb allomorphy and the syntax of phases / Tonjes Veenstra -- The invisible hand in creole genesis: reanalysis in the formation of Berbice Dutch / Silvia Kouwenberg -- Complexification or regularization of paradigms: the case of prepositional verbs in Solomon Islands Pijin / Christine Jourdan -- Part III. Nominals. The Mauritian Creole determiner system: a historical overview / Diana Guillemin -- Demonstratives in Afrikaans and Cape Dutch Pidgin: a first attempt / Hans den Besten -- Part IV. The selection of features in complex morphology. Contact, complexification and change in Mindanao Chabacano structure / Anthony P. Grant -- Morphosyntactic finiteness as increased complexity in a mixed negation system / Peter Slomanson -- Contact language formation in evolutionary terms / Umberto Ansaldo -- Part V. Evaluating simplification and complexification. Economy, innovation and degrees of complexity in creole formation / Marlyse Baptista -- Competition and selection: that's all! / Enoch O. Aboh -- Complexity and the age of languages / Umberto Ansaldo and Sebastian Nordhoff -- Part VI. Postscript. Restructuring, hybridization, and complexity in language evolution / Salikoko S. Mufwene
Control code
ocn593294428
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 409 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282485006
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)593294428

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