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Syntax of Mauritian Creole

Syntax of Mauritian Creole

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About the Book

languages have in recent years become a valuable source of data for current
theories of syntax and theories of child/adult language
acquisition. However, grammars of these languages, particularly those
couched within theoretical frameworks of one kind of another, are few and far

This book contributes directly to creole linguistics by providing a
detailed study of different aspects of the syntax of Mauritian creole within
the theoretical framework of Principles and Parameters (Chomsky, 1981) and
Minimalism (1995). It gives the reader a detailed account of the structure
of this language and insight into the nature of creole languages, with
implications for current cartographic and minimalist thinking on the structure
and derivation of phrases and clauses. It will appeal to researchers of
grammar and syntax, language acquisition, contact linguistics and

About the Author: Anand Syea is Co-ordinator of the Linguistics Section, University of Westminster, UK.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781441156389
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publisher Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Depth: 19
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 23 mm
  • Width: 155 mm
  • ISBN-10: 1441156380
  • Publisher Date: 27 Dec 2012
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Height: 236 mm
  • No of Pages: 336
  • Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
  • Weight: 622 gr

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