A02
Speaker's choices in a creole context: Bislama and Morisien

The project investigates situation-specific individual linguistic variation and its contribution to the expression of social meaning in creole language communities. It deals with Bislama, an English-based creole spoken in Vanuatu and Kreol Morisien, a French-based creole spoken in Mauritius. Inspired by the speaker-centered approach of the CRC, the project will focus on the creativity of individual speakers and employ novel experimental techniques. It will relate situational and social meaning aspects with particular linguistic features and will also be concerned with the formation of new registers in spoken and written language.

Members

Project leader

Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka


Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

krifka@leibniz-zas.de

Members


Dr. Tonjes Veenstra


Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

veenstra@leibniz-zas.de

Cooperation Partner


Publications & Presentations

    Publications

    2021

  • Lima, Suzi; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Complex structures in Brazilian Indigenous languages In:  Boletim do Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi. Ciências Humanas [DOI] [ViVo]
  • 2020

  • Aboh, E.; Smith, N.; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2020) Advances in contact linguistics[DOI] [ViVo]

    Issues in multilingualism and its implications for communities and society at large, language acquisition and use, language diversification, and creative language use associated with new linguistic identities have become hot topics in both scientific and popular debates. A ubiquitous aspect of multilingualism is language contact. This book contains twelve articles that discuss specific aspects of Contact Linguistics. These articles cover a wide range of topics in the field, including creoles, areal linguistics, language mixing, and the sociolinguistic aspects of interactions with audiences. The book is dedicated to Pieter Muysken whose work on pidgin and creole languages, mixed languages, code-switching, bilingualism, and areal linguistics has been ground-breaking and inspirational for the authors in this book, as well as numerous other scholars working on the various facets of this rapidly expanding field.

  • Presentations

    2021

  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Speakers’ Choices in Creole Contexts: The Mauritian Case In:  Forschungskolloquium Romanistik, U. Hamburg [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Rich Agreement in creoles and register-sensitivity In:  International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies , Università degli Studi dell’Aquila [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Tribute to Pieter Muysken In:  International Conference on New Issues in Language Contact Studies , Università degli Studi dell’Aquila [ViVo]
  • Henri, Fabiola; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Focus-sensitive Alternations in the Indian Ocean In:  Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft  [ViVo]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Register-sensitivity in creole grammars In:  SPCL Summer conference, INALCO Paris [ViVo]
  • Meyerhoff, Miriam; Aru, Carol; Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Changes in plural marking in Bislama In:  Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages: virtual winter meeting [ViVo]

Contact

Prof. Dr. Manfred Krifka

Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

+49 30 20192 400

krifka@leibniz-zas.de