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Author Durrleman, Stephanie.

Title The syntax of Jamaican Creole [electronic resource] : a cartographic perspective / Stephanie Durrleman-Tame.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 190 pages) : illustrations.
Series Linguistik aktuell = Linguistics today, 0166-0829 ; v. 127
Linguistik aktuell ; Bd. 127.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-186) and indexes.
Contents The Syntax of Jamaican Creole; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. IP The articulation of inflection in jamaican creole; Chapter 3. CP The left periphery in Jamaican Creole; Chapter 4. DP -- JC nominals and their extended projection; Chapter 5. Conclusion; References; Index of names; Index of subjects; The series Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today.
Summary This book offers an in-depth study of the overall syntax of (basilectal) Jamaican Creole, the first since Bailey (1966). The author, a Jamaican linguist, meticulously examines distributional and interpretative properties of functional morphology in Jamaican Creole (JC) from a cartographic perspective (Cinque 1999, 2002; Rizzi 1997, 2004), thus exploring to what extent the grammar of JC provides morphological manifestations of an articulate IP, CP and DP. The data considered in this work offers new evidence in favour of these enriched structural analyses, and the instances where surface orders.
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Subject Creole dialects, English -- Jamaica -- Syntax.
Creole dialects, English -- Variation -- Jamaica.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Durrleman, Stephanie. Syntax of Jamaican Creole. Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., ©2008 9789027255105 9027255105 (DLC) 2008010649 (OCoLC)213358222
ISBN 9789027290694 (electronic bk.)
9027290695 (electronic bk.)
9027255105 (hb ; alk. paper)
9789027255105 (hb ; alk. paper)