Abstract

As a relatively young linguistic area, Suriname offers great possibilities for understanding the processes that produce complex outcomes of language contact. In this article, directionality, mechanisms, and relative chronology of contact-induced changes are reconstructed by examining synchronic variation and diachronic changes in the semantics of kinship terminology for a sample of Surinamese languages.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1944-6527
Print ISSN
0003-5483
Pages
pp. 1-35
Launched on MUSE
2013-12-08
Open Access
No
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