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A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar





ISBN 9781138015647
Published January 5, 2017 by Routledge
500 Pages

 
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French Creoles: A Comprehensive and Comparative Grammar is the first complete reference to present the morphology, grammar and syntax of a representative selection of French Creoles in one volume.



The book is organised to promote a thorough understanding of the grammar of French Creoles and presents its complexities in

Table of Contents

Introduction Creole Languages – an historical overview



What is a Creole?



How did Creoles develop?



Place of Creoles in education





Chapter 1 Morphology



Affixes - inflectional and derivational



Compounding





Chapter 2 Nouns



Common and proper nouns



Concrete and abstract nouns



Count and non-count nouns





Chapter 3 Articles



Definite article



Indefinite article



Zero article





Chapter 4 Pronouns



Personal pronouns



Possessive pronouns



Demonstrative pronouns



Reflexive pronouns





Chapter 5 Adjectives and Adverbs



Pre- and post-nominal adjectives



Augmentative and dimunitive adjectives



Adjective reduplication



Ordering adjectives



Adverbs (temporal, locational, manner, reason)





Chapter 6 Numerals and quantifiers



Types of numerals (ordinal, cardinal)



Quantifiers





Chapter 7 Verbs



Types of verbs (transitive, ditransitive, unaccusative, unergative, control, raising, causative verbs)



Verbs and their complements (finite and non-finite complements, defective complements, and small clause complements)



Serial verb constructions





Chapter 8 Tense, Mood, and Aspect markers



Ordering of tense, mood, and aspect markers



Modality (possibility, necessity, permission)





Chapter 9 Prepositions



Types of meaning expressed (e.g. dative, instrumental, location)





Chapter 10 Subordination



Subordinating conjunctions



Adjunct clauses





Chapter 11 Questions (types of questions: yes/no questions, wh-questions, multiple wh-questions, wh-in-situ questions, echo-questions)





Chapter 12 Relative clauses (restrictive and non-restrictive)



Relative pronouns



Strategies for forming

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Biography

Anand Syea is Reader in Linguistics at the University of Westminster (London) and a native speaker of Mauritian Creole.