Kriyol Syntax: The Portuguese-Based Creole Language of Guinea-Bissau

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This book describes the Portuguese-based Creole which is widely spoken as a first language in Guinea-Bissau. The study focuses on one variety, 'central Kriyol', and its main aim is to present a complete description of the grammar of the language. The theoretical framework for the syntactic analysis is purposely eclectic but relies primarily on Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, and ample attention is paid to the cognitive or semantic dimension in the explanation of linguistic facts. After a short introduction on the ...

Kriyol Syntax: The Portuguese-Based Creole Language of Guinea-Bissau 1994, John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam/Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9781556191688

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