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Auteur: Clancy CLEMENTS

Old and new morphology in Indo-Portuguese

Abstract/Résumé: In the formation of the northern Indo-Portuguese creoles, the creoles we have data from have retained several inflectional suffixes from the Portuguese verbal morphology. This 'old' morphology in the creoles will be briefly discussed, after which the newly formed morphology involving case marking in Daman and Korlai will be examined. In both creoles, prefixal object case markers have developed, both for full NPs and pronouns. The data suggest that the object marking system in both creoles is a primary-secondary object marking system rather than a accusative-dative marking system.