Grammatical relations in a radical Creole : verb complementation in Saramaccan

by Francis Byrne

With English and Portuguese as parent languages; the significant lexical retention of African languages; and the relative isolation of its speakers, Saramaccan has always stood out among Creole languages. Yet despite its obvious interest Saramaccan received little in the way of scholarly study. This groundbraking monograph dispels the mystery surrounding Saramaccan and provides strong evidence for a new approach to Creole origins. The study is carried out within the government-binding framework. The author shows how Saramaccan comes close to demonstrating what constitues the irreducible minimum of building blocks with which a language can be constructed, and the types of structure which must develop under such conditions. In this work Frank Byrne combines the outcome of patient and persevering fieldwork with a firm grasp of current theoretical issues and provides us with the insights into the nature of universal grammar of which a Creole like Saramaccan is potentially capable.

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With English and Portuguese as parent languages; the significant lexical retention of African languages; and the relative isolation of its speakers, Saramaccan has always stood out among Creole languages. Yet despite its obvious interest Saramaccan received little in the way of scholarly study. This groundbraking monograph dispels the mystery surrounding Saramaccan and provides strong evidence for a new approach to Creole origins. The study is carried out within the government-binding framework. The author shows how Saramaccan comes close to demonstrating what constitues the irreducible minimum of building blocks with which a language can be constructed, and the types of structure which must develop under such conditions. In this work Frank Byrne combines the outcome of patient and persevering fieldwork with a firm grasp of current theoretical issues and provides us with the insights into the nature of universal grammar of which a Creole like Saramaccan is potentially capable.

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[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pv
  • 2. Contents, pvii
  • 3. Foreword, pxi
  • 4. 1. The Issues, the Model and the Data, p1
  • 5. 2. Suriname, The Saramaka and Saramaccan, p15
  • 6. 3. Aspects of the Syntax of Saramaccan, p39
  • 7. 4. Constituent Dislocation, p71
  • 8. 5. Complementizer-like Forms, p107
  • 9. 6. Case-marking Serials, p159
  • 10. 7. Verb-modifyng Serials, p199
  • 11. 8. Conclusions, p247
  • 12. Appendix A: Glossary of Pertinent Saramaccan Formatives, p261
  • 13. Appendix B: Personal Data on the Principal Sa Consultants, p265
  • 14. Appendix C: Abbreviations, p267
  • 15. Appendix D: Saramaccan Orthography, p271
  • 16. Appendix E: Definitions, p273
  • 17. References, p277

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[目次]

  • 1. Preface, pv
  • 2. Contents, pvii
  • 3. Foreword, pxi
  • 4. 1. The Issues, the Model and the Data, p1
  • 5. 2. Suriname, The Saramaka and Saramaccan, p15
  • 6. 3. Aspects of the Syntax of Saramaccan, p39
  • 7. 4. Constituent Dislocation, p71
  • 8. 5. Complementizer-like Forms, p107
  • 9. 6. Case-marking Serials, p159
  • 10. 7. Verb-modifyng Serials, p199
  • 11. 8. Conclusions, p247
  • 12. Appendix A: Glossary of Pertinent Saramaccan Formatives, p261
  • 13. Appendix B: Personal Data on the Principal Sa Consultants, p265
  • 14. Appendix C: Abbreviations, p267
  • 15. Appendix D: Saramaccan Orthography, p271
  • 16. Appendix E: Definitions, p273
  • 17. References, p277

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この本の情報

書名 Grammatical relations in a radical Creole : verb complementation in Saramaccan
著作者等 Byrne, Francis
Bickerton Derek
書名別名 Predicate complementation and verb serialization in Saramaccan
シリーズ名 Creole language library
出版元 J. Benjamins
刊行年月 1987
ページ数 xiv, 293 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9027252238
0915027968
NCID BA0101554X
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言語 英語
出版国 オランダ
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