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Book Chapter
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Author, Analytic
Kouwenberg, Silvia
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
Title, Analytic
Convergence and explanations in creole genesis
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Author, Monographic
Smith, Norval; Veenstra, Tonjes
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Title, Monographic
Creolization and contact
Reprint Status
Refereed
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Place of Publication
Amsterdam
Publisher Name
Benjamins
Date of Publication
2001
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Page(s)
219-247
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Abstract
Evaluates the potential relevance of the notion of convergence for explanations of creole genesis against the background of its conventional use in historical linguistics. Attempts to construct a theory of convergence and a methodology for the identification of convergence cases.