Surviving the Middle Passage: The West Africa-Surinam Sprachbund
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|Author||Muysken, Nor, Pieter C. / Smith|
|Publisher||De Gruyter Mouton|
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This book is about the close historical and linguistic relationship between the languages of Surinam and Benin, a relationship which can be viewed in terms of a Trans Atlantic Sprachbund or linguistic area. It consists of a detailed analysis of various possible substrate and adstrate effects in a number of components of the grammar, in the Surinam Creole languages, primarily from the Gbe languages of Benin but also from Kikongo.