• Geography
  • Published 1997

Towards a New Model of Creole Genesis

@inproceedings{Mcwhorter1997TowardsAN,
  title={Towards a New Model of Creole Genesis},
  author={John H. Mcwhorter},
  year={1997}
}
Creolists have established that many processes determine the structure of Caribbean creole languages, including innate linguistic universals, West African retention, and certain patterns of simplification. Towards a New Model of Creole Genesis presents a method of uniting these strands into a single model of creole genesis. This discussion is primarily illustrated via Saramaccan Creole English, spoken in Suriname and combining elements from English, Portuguese, Dutch, and a range of African… CONTINUE READING

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