The Genesis of Discourse Grammar: Universals and Substrata in Guyanese, Hawaii Creole, and Japanese Hirokuni Masuda

ISBN: 9780820444482

Published: September 21st 2000

Hardcover

266 pages


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The Genesis of Discourse Grammar: Universals and Substrata in Guyanese, Hawaii Creole, and Japanese  by  Hirokuni Masuda

The Genesis of Discourse Grammar: Universals and Substrata in Guyanese, Hawaii Creole, and Japanese by Hirokuni Masuda
September 21st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 266 pages | ISBN: 9780820444482 | 5.44 Mb

Applying the modified Verse Analysis to creole languages, Masuda (languages and linguistics, U. of Hawaii-Hilo) seeks evidence to support two principal theories: universalist and substratist. He shows that Hawaii Creole manifests a universal featureMoreApplying the modified Verse Analysis to creole languages, Masuda (languages and linguistics, U. of Hawaii-Hilo) seeks evidence to support two principal theories: universalist and substratist. He shows that Hawaii Creole manifests a universal feature of patterning that is shared by Guyanese Creole and Chinook Jargon, but also shows an idiosyncratic phenomenon of numbering, which seems to have been linguistically transferred from Japanese as substratum.

His study reinforces the hypothesis that both internal and external properties must be accounted for to explain the origin of creole discourse grammar. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



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