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Language, Linguistics and Philosophy; Faculty of Arts and Education
Jamaican relatives in focus
Caribbean language issues old and new: Papers presented in honour of Professor Mervyn Alleyne
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The Press, University of the West Indies
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Also published in UWILing: Working Papers in Linguistics. No. 2 (Jan. 1996):1-18
Indicates that Jamaican relatives follow the posited universal pattern to a large extent, conforming in most respects to the Noun Phrase Accessibility Hierarchy (NPAH) and that co-existing patterns of development can still be discerned, although they are not always readily distinguished from each other. Fuzzy boundaries, evidenced by what must ultimately be classified as transitional forms, also have to be recognised. Finally relativization in Jamaica is basically similar to relativization in other Creoles, despite the fact that innovations in one variety do not necessarily correspond with innovations in another.....