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Kouwenberg, Silvia
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Creole formation and second language acquisition: contentious issues.
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Revue de langues et linguistique
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2005.
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31
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91 - 110
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http:; www.lli.ulaval.ca/fileadmin/llt/fichiers/recherche/revue_LL/vol31/LL31_91_110.pdf
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Abstract
Creole languages such as those of the Caribbean arose in a context which entailed adult second language acquisition by native speakers of West African languages, representing several different branches of Niger Congo. For several Caribbean creole (CC) languages, extensive parallels have been noted between a range of aspects of the creole’s grammar and specific West African substrates. These parallels have been accounted for by calling on the notion “transfer” a notion well known from L2 acquisition studies. In this paper I will consider the extent to which transfer in creole genesis is comparable to transfer in L2 acquisition. I will argue that it differs in several important ways, and that substrate transfer in creole genesis cannot, by and large, be ascribed to processes which are documented in L2 acquisition.....
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