The Emergence of Creole Syllable Structure: A Cross-Linguistic Study

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This book investigates syllable structure and phonotactic restructuring in six Caribbean creoles with Dutch, English and French as main lexifier languages. The earliest reliable data available for each creole are analysed statistically to determine which lexifier structures are retained in the creole, which ones undergo restructuring (and at which rates) and which restructuring mechanisms are preferred in case of repair. The description of creole structures is kept as theory-neutral as possible to make the analysis ...

The Emergence of Creole Syllable Structure: A Cross-Linguistic Study 2015, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9783110339314

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