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

Carol Aru


Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)


Dr. Tonjes Veenstra


Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS)

veenstra@leibniz-zas.de

Cooperation Partner


Publications & Presentations

    Publications

    2022

  •   (2022) Deutsch als Fremdsprache[ViVo]
  • 2021

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

  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Veenstra, Tonjes  (2021) Changes in plural marking in Bislama In:  Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages: virtual winter meeting [ViVo]

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