This collection of original essays is intended to both celebrate Derek Bickerton's sixty-fifth birthday and honor his long and eminent career. Each author included in the volume is a noted scholar who has distinguished him/herself in some area of linguistics and has professionally or personally interacted with Bickerton and been influenced by his work. While the papers make independent thematic contributions, they also discuss, augment, present alternatives to, or are inspired in some way by Bickerton's seminal ideas or penetrating analyses. The book is organized into 5 sections, each a reflection of a major research period in Bickerton's career: Section 1: Identifying Creoles; Section 2: Language Variation; Section 3: Creole Processes; Section 4: Creole Syntax and Semantics; Section 5: Serial Verbs.Essays in Honor of Derek Bickerton Francis Byrne, Thom Huebner ... TO. EXPLAIN. THE. PAST*1. Gillian Sankoff 1.0 Introduction Standard dictionary definitions for the form bai in Tok Pisin state the future as its primary meaning. Mihalic, for example, under the entry bai, bambai, baimbai, lists as the first meaning: aquot;will, shall.
|Title||:||Development and Structures of Creole Languages|
|Author||:||Francis Byrne, Thom Huebner|
|Publisher||:||John Benjamins Publishing - 1991|