Word-Formation and Creolisation: The Case of Early Sranan (Linguistische Arbeiten #517) (Paperback)

Word-Formation and Creolisation: The Case of Early Sranan (Linguistische Arbeiten #517) By Maria Braun Cover Image

Word-Formation and Creolisation: The Case of Early Sranan (Linguistische Arbeiten #517) (Paperback)

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This book presents a comprehensive account of the word-formation patterns of an English-based creole language, Sranan, as found in its earliest sources, and compares them with the patterns attested in the input languages. It shows that the emergence of the patterns involved a variety of sources and mechanisms and was characterised by the absence of superstrate derivational affixes, the use of free morphemes as derivational markers and of compounding as the major word-formation strategy. The findings render untenable theoretical accounts of creole genesis based on one explanatory factor.
Maria Braun, University of Siegen, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9783484305175
ISBN-10: 3484305177
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: November 27th, 2009
Pages: 316
Language: English
Series: Linguistische Arbeiten