Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar by Claire Lefebvre
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Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar
By Claire Lefebvre

Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar

The Case of Haitian Creole

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Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar by Claire Lefebvre

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This study focuses on the cognitive processes involved in creole genesis - relexification, reanalysis and direct levelling - processes which the author demonstrates play a significant role in language genesis and change in general. Dr Lefebvre argues that the creators of pidgins/creoles use the parametric values of their native languages in establishing those of the language that they are creating and the semantic principles of their own grammar in concatenating morphemes and words in the new language. This theory is documented on the basis of a uniquely detailed comparison of Haitian creole with its contributing French and West African languages. Summarizing more than twenty years of funded research, the author examines the input of adult, as opposed to child, speakers and resolves the problems in the three main approaches, universalist, superstratist and substratist, which have been central to the recent debate on creole development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521025386
ISBN-10: 0521025389
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Claire Lefebvre

Relabeling in Language Genesis by Claire Lefebvre Relabeling in Language Genesis, Hardback (November 2014)

In this book, Claire Lefebrve offers a coherent picture of research on relabeling over the last 15 years, and replies to the questions that have been directed at the relabeling-based theory of creole genesis presented in Lefebvre (1998) and related work.

Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science by Claire Lefebvre Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science, Hardback (October 2005)

Categorization, the basic cognitive process of arranging objects into categories, is a fundamental process in human and machine intelligence and is central to investigations and research in cognitive science. This book intends to bring together converging disciplinary and conceptual perspectives on this topic.

Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar by Claire Lefebvre Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar, Hardback (January 1999)

An examination of creole genesis, showing how mechanisms from source languages show themselves in creole.

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