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Author, Analytic
Kouwenberg, Silvia; LaCharite, Darlene
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Department of Language, Linguistics and Philosophy
Title, Analytic
Iconicity in Caribbean Creole reduplication: Inflection versus derivation
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Jensen, John; van Herk, Gerard
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Canadian Linguistics Association Annual Conference Proceedings
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Ottawa
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University of Ottawa
Date of Publication
1998
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215-226
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Abstract
Surveys reduplications in Caribbean Creole languages, i.e. word formations involving the iteration of all or a part of the base. We argue that a distinction can be made between inflectional and derivational uses of reduplication. The data indicate that iconicity is correlated with inflection, while non-iconicity is correlated with derivation. Iconicity is understood to refer a form / meaning relationship whereby the iteration of form (“more of the same form”) corresponds with iteration in the semantic interpretation (“more of the same meaning”).....
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