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ERIC Number: EJ643233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0388-0001
The Modal Elements "Mos" and "Maskie" in Cape Dutch.
Roberge, Paul
Language Sciences, v24 n3-4 p397-408 May-Jul 2002
In historical linguistics, there are features that can have endogenous or contact origins. One argument is that if the informal probability weightings of both source types converge for a given character, then the choice goes to endogeny. Intensive language contact may produce characteristics that cannot be accounted for in terms of binary opposition between endogeny and exogeny as the history of two Cape Dutch (South Africa) modal adverbs illustrates. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa