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The African lexical contribution to Ndyuka, Saramaccan, and other creoles: Implications for how creoles develop
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The African lexical contribution to Ndyuka, Saramaccan, and other creoles: Implications for how creoles develop
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Huttar, George L. (author)
Description:
The paper asks four kinds of questions about substrate lexical contributions to Ndyuka, a creole language of Suriname, with some reference to Saramaccan and other creoles: 1. In what semantic domains are substrate lexemes most numerous? 2. Within a given semantic domain, which lexemes tend to come from substrate sources, and which from superstrate (and from adstrate)? 3. Comparing form classes (parts of speech) within a language, are the substrate items evenly distributed, or do they tend to predominate in, for example, nouns, while entirely absent among adpositions? 4. Of all the substrate lexemes within a given domain in a particular creole, which ones come from which substrate? Answers to these questions enhance our understand of creolization, other types of contact-induced language change, the specific historical, sociological and interlinguistic situations of particular creole-speaking communities, first and second language acquisition, and the relation between language and culture.
Content language:
English
Subject language:
Chavacano
Eastern Maroon Creole
Fon
Saramaccan
Tok Pisin
Twi
Language family:
Niger-Kordofanian
Creoles and pidgins, English‑based
Atlantic-Congo
Akan
Creoles and pidgins
Linguistic type:
Lexicon
Language description
DCMI type:
Text
Other date:
1968-2002
Other subject:
creoles; semantics; contact languages; semantic domains; substrate; superstrate; adstrate; form classes; basic vocabulary; Atlantic slave trade; generic lexemes; specific lexemes
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Archive: SIL Language and Culture Archives
Online: Yes
Subject language: Chavacano
Subject language: Eastern Maroon Creole
Subject language: Fon
Subject language: Saramaccan
Subject language: Tok Pisin
Language family: Akan
Language family: Atlantic-Congo
Language family: Creoles and pidgins
Language family: Creoles and pidgins, English‑based
Language family: Niger-Kordofanian
Geographic region: Africa
Geographic region: Americas
Geographic region: Asia
Geographic region: Pacific
Linguistic type: Language description
Linguistic type: Lexicon
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Contributor: Huttar, George L.
Title: The African lexical contribution to Ndyuka, Saramaccan, and other creoles: Implications for how creoles develop
Other date: 1968-2002
Other subject: creoles; semantics; contact languages; semantic domains; substrate; superstrate; adstrate; form classes; basic vocabulary; Atlantic slave trade; generic lexemes; specific lexemes