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The Ecology of Language Evolution in Latin America: A Haitian Postscript toward a Postcolonial Sequel

Michel Degraff

in Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126173
eISBN:
9780226125671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226125671.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

How can studies of language change in Iberian America help us better understand related phenomena in the Caribbean, and vice-versa? I raise some fundamental issues about language contact and its ... More


The rise and fall of serial verbs

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Serial Verbs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198791263
eISBN:
9780191833700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791263.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

We have identified three scenarios for the emergence of serial verb constructions: clause fusion scenario, whereby serial verbs emerge out of sequences of clauses; the verbal modification scenario, ... More


Techniques of Creolization

Lee Haring

in Creolization as Cultural Creativity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031069
eISBN:
9781617031076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031069.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the process of creolization of one culture. It explains that creolization emerged from the discovery that certain new languages develop more rapidly than they should. It adds ... More


Relabeling in Language Genesis

Claire Lefebvre

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199945290
eISBN:
9780190201203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Relabeling is a process that consists in assigning a lexical entry of languagex a new label derived from a phonetic string drawn from languagey. This process plays a central role in the formation of ... More


Mixing up Languages in the ‘Tout-monde’

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Glissant's essays of the 1990s are dominated by the concept of the ‘Tout-monde’: the world envisaged as a dynamic multiplicity of interacting communities. Communication and thus language(s) assume an ... More


Eating their Words: The Consumption of French Caribbean Literature

Celia Britton

in Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380369
eISBN:
9781781387214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380369.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The economic basis of colonialism is export to the metropolis; in the case of the French Caribbean the exported products, historically, have mainly been types of food. More recently, however, they ... More


The settling of a language

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199682195
eISBN:
9780191764929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682195.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter discusses the fact that natural languages are pieces of social reality. Due to settling, forms of behaviour become ‘standard’ in any given community. The notion of social reality is ... More


Salaam Mānoa, Aloha Mindanao: Creating a Student-Centered, Real-Time, Virtual Classroom

Conrado Balatbat, Hezekiah Concepcion, Gerard Finin, and Ricardo Trimillos

in Remaking Area Studies: Teaching and Learning across Asia and the Pacific

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833213
eISBN:
9780824870843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833213.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter discusses a collaboration sustained over many years between faculty members and students at Ateneo de Zamboanga and the University of Hawaii organized around themes of sovereignty, ... More


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