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World-wide comparative evidence for calquing valency patterns in creoles

Michaelis, Susanne Maria

This paper shows that in the domain of valency, creole languages show a substantial amount of constructional calquing from their substrates. In all four construction types considered (ditransitive constructions, weather constructions, experiencer constructions, and motion constructions), one can demonstrate recurrent matches between substrate and creole structures (contrasting with lexifier structures) in different regions of the world and with different substrates.

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