1st Edition

A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar of English Creoles

By Anand Syea Copyright 2023
    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    370 Pages
    by Routledge

    A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar of English Creoles provides a detailed, comprehensive description of the morphology, grammar, and syntax of a selected number of English creoles, including those spoken on both sides of the Atlantic and the Pacific.

    This book:

    • Focuses on a number of traditional grammatical categories to provide a comprehensive description and discussion of these languages;

    • Identifies not only how creoles differ from their lexifier, but also how they differ from one another;

    • Provides effective comparative descriptions to enable an insightful understanding of language evolution.

    This book will be ideal supplementary reading for students and researchers of linguistics, and will particularly appeal to those with an interest in descriptive linguistics, historical linguistics, World Englishes, contact and creole linguistics, and language policy and planning.

    Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 2 Nouns

    Chapter 3 Determiners

    Chapter 4 Pronouns

    Chapter 5 Adjectives and Adverbs

    Chapter 6 Verbs

    Chapter 7 Tense, Modality, and Aspect

    Chapter 8 Prepositions

    Chapter 9 Clausal Complements

    Chapter 10 Questions

    Chapter 11 Relative Clauses

    Chapter 12 Foregrounding Constructions

    Chapter 13 Negation

    Chapter 14 Sentence Structure


    Anand Syea is a Reader in Linguistics within the Humanities department at the University of Westminster, UK. He is the author of French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar (Routledge, 2016).