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Issues in English Creoles: Papers from the 1975 Hawaii by Rita Day

By Rita Day

The aim of this quantity is to make extra obtainable, for using researchers and scholars within the box of pidgins and creoles, displays of the 3rd foreign convention on Pidgins and Creoles in Honolulu, 1975, facing English-based creoles. other than their documentary worth, the 10 papers of this quantity are of curiosity for numerous purposes: they include attention-grabbing info and observations at the languages themselves, specifically Trinidadian Creole, Guyanese Creole, St. Kitts Creole, and Bahamian English. also, the contributions are major for the insights they've got into the significance of edition, a subject which needs to be faced by way of those that examine pidgins and creoles. except Bickerton’s paper facing universals, the papers are offered in keeping with the geographic zone the place the linguistic structures are used.

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Issues in English Creoles: Papers from the 1975 Hawaii Conference

The aim of this quantity is to make extra available, for using researchers and scholars within the box of pidgins and creoles, displays of the 3rd overseas convention on Pidgins and Creoles in Honolulu, 1975, facing English-based creoles. apart from their documentary price, the 10 papers of this quantity are of curiosity for numerous purposes: they comprise fascinating facts and observations at the languages themselves, particularly Trinidadian Creole, Guyanese Creole, St.

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That was the same thing that happened ... (GC) a so i go 'that is the truth' (SKC) in impersonal expressions: 5. 6. if a tuutrii ayu, ... 'if there are two or three of you, ... (GC) if a mo dan tuu a dem, no bada fait if there are more than two of them, don't bother to fight (SKC), and also as the continuative/habitual aspectual marker: 7. mi a wok a bak I'm working further inland (GC) 8. mi a wok a diibe I'm working in Dieppe Bay (SKC) 0 copula co-occurs with adjectival formatives: 9. 10. ) Finally, there is the locative/existential marker, de: 11.

The children were recorded in groups of three or four sitting at a table with a tape recorder concealed in front of each child. The children were generally unaware of the tape recorder. The recording took place in the school yard during school hours in an atmosphere that was relatively comfortable. B). The number identifies the child and the letter identifies the situation--A refers to the situation when the interviewer is present, B refers to the peer-group situation. 2 Note that Allsopp (1962) (11/108-111) for Guyanese Creole makes no distinction between a topicalizer and a particle.

Ai is more marked than a ) . 23. 24.

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