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Relabeling in Language Genesis$
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Claire Lefebvre

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199945290

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.001.0001

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Conclusion

Conclusion

A Strong Alternative to the Bioprogram Hypothesis

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(p.258) Chapter 9 Conclusion
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Relabeling in Language Genesis
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Claire Lefebvre

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945290.003.0009

The main goal of this book has been to bring to light the progress that has been made over the last fifteen years regarding the relabeling-based account of creole genesis. The concluding chapter highlights the major points that have been made in this book. The following themes are discussed: relabeling and exceptionalism (section 1); relabeling and the principled contribution of substrate and superstrate languages to creoles (section 2); relabeling and theories of the lexicon (section 3); relabeling and types of morphemes (section 4); relabeling and variation among creoles (section 5); relabeling and other approaches to creole genesis, including the feature pool (section 6); relabeling and the relevance of pidgins and creoles in the debate on language origins (section 7).

Keywords:   relabeling and exceptionalism, substrate languages, superstrate languages, lexicon, morphemes, creoles, relabeling, pidgins, language origins

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