Between contact and internal development: Towards a multi-layered explanation for the development of the TMA system in the creoles of Suriname
|Title:||Between contact and internal development: Towards a multi-layered explanation for the development of the TMA system in the creoles of Suriname||Authors:||Migge, Bettina
|Permanent link:||http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6022||Date:||Aug-2008||Abstract:||This paper proposes a new analysis of the formation of the TMA system of the Surinamese Maroon Creoles based on a wide range of both contemporary and historical sources. The paper first provides a brief synopsis of the socio-historical context in which the Creoles of Suriname emerged and developed, and a broad overview of the TMA systems of those Creoles and of varieties of Gbe. It then discusses four processes that were involved in the emergence of the creole TMA system: substrate influence, internal change from a substrate calque, superstrate influence, and shift of form and category correlated with innovation. The paper then concludes that Creole formation is to be considered as a gradual and multi-layered process (Arends 1993, Bruyn 1995), involving processes of language change that also operate in other so-called normal contact settings (Thomason & Kaufman 1988).||Type of material:||Book Chapter||Publisher:||John Benjamins||Keywords:||Suriname creoles;Gbe;Substrate influence;TMA||DOI:||10.1075/cll.33||Language:||en||Status of Item:||Peer reviewed||Is part of:||Michaelis, M. (eds.). Roots of Creole Structure: Weighing the Contribution of Substrates and Superstrates|
|Appears in Collections:||Languages, Cultures and Linguistics Research Collection|
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