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Author Byrne, Francis.
Title Grammatical relations in a radical Creole : verb complementation in Saramaccan / by Francis Byrne.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1987.

Series Creole language library, 0920-9026 ; v. 3
Creole language library ; v. 3. 0920-9026
Subject Saramaccan language -- Syntax.
Saramaccan language -- Complement.
Series Creole language library, 0920-9026 ; v. 3
Creole language library ; v. 3. 0920-9026
Subject Saramaccan language -- Syntax.
Saramaccan language -- Complement.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages).
Note Revision of the author's thesis (Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela)--originally titled: Predicate complementation and verb serialization in Saramaccan.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS IN A RADICAL CREOLE; Editorial page; Title page; Copyright page; PREFACE; Table of contents; FOREWORD; CHAPTER I: THE ISSUES, THE MODEL AND THE DATA; 1.1 Saramaccan as a Creole; 1.2 Government and Binding Theory; 1.3 The Data; NOTES; CHAPTER II: SURINAME, THE SARAMAKA AND SARAMACCAN; 2.1 The Demographics of Pidginization and Creolization; 2.2 Suriname and Saramaccan; 2.2.1 Suriname; 2.2.2 Provenience of Slaves; 2.2.3 Demographics of Suriname's Slaves; 2.3 The Saramaka and Saramaccan; NOTES; CHAPTER III: ASPECTS OF THE SYNTAX OF SARAMACCAN; 3 .1 Wh-Phenomena.
Summary 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 minimu.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
ISBN 9789027279019 (electronic bk.)
9027279012 (electronic bk.)
0915027968 (alk. paper)
9027252238 (Eur.)
9789027252234
9780915027965 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 769188792
Additional Format Print version: Byrne, Francis. Grammatical relations in a radical Creole. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins, 1987 (DLC) 87000865 (OCoLC)15196968