Putting Matawai on the Surinamese Linguistic Map

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dc.contributor.author Migge, Bettina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-08T16:14:51Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-08T16:14:51Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7912
dc.description.abstract The creoles of Suriname have figured prominently in research on creole languages. However, one variety, Matawai, has to date remained completely unresearched. This paper attempts to address this lacuna. It discusses its history and selected areas of grammar in order to assess the place of Matawai among its sister languages and its development. The linguistic analysis draws on recordings from 2013 and the 1970s. The paper provides evidence to support the view that Matawai is most closely related to Saamaka. However, there are also features that are unique to Matawai and those that appear to be due to either patterns of language contact with the other creoles of Suriname or common inheritance. The paper argues that systematic corpus-based analysis of lesser-used varieties provides new insights into existing debates. en
dc.description.sponsorship University College Dublin en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing en
dc.subject Creoles of Suriname en
dc.subject Matawai en
dc.subject Language contact en
dc.subject Diachronic change en
dc.subject Copula en
dc.subject Future en
dc.title Putting Matawai on the Surinamese Linguistic Map en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.internal.authorcontactother bettinamigge@ucd.ie
dc.internal.webversions https://www.benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/jpcl/main
dc.check.info Check for published version en
dc.status Peer reviewed en
dc.check.date 2017-01-23
dc.neeo.contributor Migge|Bettina|aut|
dc.description.othersponsorship SeDyL en
dc.description.othersponsorship OSU en
dc.internal.rmsid 637979125
dc.date.updated 2016-08-18T20:52:14Z


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