Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (www.oxfordhandbooks.com). © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 November 2019

Abstract and Keywords

This article examines the relation between word order and morphology, and evaluates the implications of Creolization for comparative-historical linguistics. It provides a brief critique of certain foundational assumptions in Creole studies and presents a theoretically grounded overview of a selected subset of verb-phrase-related properties in Haitian Creole. The article considers the consequences of the theoretical Creole exceptionalism and compares the Haitian Creole data with germane data from a couple of other Romance-lexifier Creoles.

Keywords: word order, morphology, Creolization, comparative-historical linguistics, Creole studies, Haitian Creole, Creole exceptionalism

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.