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By Marlyse Baptista

ISBN-10: 158811290X

ISBN-13: 9781588112903

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This paintings deals an in-depth therapy of quite a few morpho-syntactic matters in Cape Verdean Creole (CVC) either from a descriptive and theoretical viewpoint. The investigated issues comprise the determiner procedure, stressful, temper, element markers and pronominal paradigms. The learn of TMA markers unearths morpho-syntactic configurations with attention-grabbing ramifications for syntactic idea and parametric version. This e-book pursuits creolists, theoretical linguists, and the Cape Verdean group. Given the various special viewers, the descriptive chapters are purposefully stored break free their theoretical opposite numbers, offering matters which are later revisited within the Minimalist framework. the information utilized in this learn are essentially drawn from eighty three transcribed interviews from a pool of 187 audio system. The interviews have been gathered in the course of fieldwork carried out in 1997, 2000 and 2001 within the Cape Verdean Sotavento (leeward) islands representing the extra basilectal types of the creole. As all usual languages, CVC monitors syntactic similarities and ameliorations with different creoles and noncreoles. therefore, within the spirit of comparative syntax, this quantity compares CVC to different creoles like Guinea-Bissau Creole and to noncreoles like Portuguese, French, Icelandic and Italian dialects.

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All examples in the corpus conform to the spelling conventions of the new official script ALUPEC (Alfabeto Unificado para a Escrita do Caboverdiano, 1998). The only modifications I bring to the conventions of the ALUPEC are at the level of accentuation. I do not indicate the stress patterns of the words that abide by CVC following stress rules: stress rules are conditioned by the syntactic category to which a given word belongs, as well as its syllabic structure. , dur’mi ‘to sleep’). , mu’djer ‘woman’) (cf.

At all times, the islands were used more as a commercial strategic point than for the wealth of the resources they had to offer. They were primarily used as a slave depository, a testing ground for agricultural resources, and a spring board for reconnaissance expeditions and exploration on the western coast of Africa (Andrade, 1996). Table 1, adapted from Andrade (1996: 137) and Carreira (1972: 420–430), shows the demographics of the slave population in the islands between the 16th and 19th century.

7) that “the absence of the indefinite article in the first occurrence of the NP would lead the hearer inevitably to interpret this NP as nonreferential. ” Examples (20) and (21) show, however, there is no need to mark an NP with an indefinite article to establish reference. The Cape Verdean NP definite referential singular (23) Xefri ka ta zanga ku nos. ’ indefinite referential singular (24) a. Nu tenha xefri ki ta leba libru ku nos. ’ b. Djedje atxa mudjer bibu, kuazi mortu lago. ’ It is important to emphasize that these are just tendencies, as it is also possible to find indefinite referential/nonreferential singulars (or just generic) in subject position, as illustrated in (25): (25) Amigu ka ta faze keli.

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