OLAC Record

Title:Substrate Influence on Body-Part Idioms in Crioulo of Guinea-Bissau

This paper explores the degree of substrate influence of four Niger-Congo North Atlantic languages (Papel, Mankanya, Jola Bayote, and Balanta) on the Portuguese-based creole language Crioulo spoken in Guinea-Bissau. I compare body-part idioms across these languages and then compare them with European Portuguese, and to a lesser extent, with Kabuverdianu, the creole spoken on Cape Verde. To adequately claim language contact and substrate influence, the historical sociolinguistic background is discussed. On the basis of this data, several idioms are shown to have been influenced by the substrate languages. Other idioms are shown to reflect universal cognitive processes. The findings are then applied to the Bible translation projects of Guinea-Bissau.

In the interest of making this work available without further delay, we are posting it as it was accepted by the institution that granted the degree without further peer review.

Contributor (author):Nicoleti, Elizabeth Colleen
Date (W3CDTF):2012
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51529
Extent:115 pages
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/51529
Is Part Of:SIL e-Books 44
Is Version Of (URI):oai:sil.org:43556
Language (ISO639):eng
Publisher:SIL International
Subject:Bayot language
Balanta-Kentohe language
Mankanya language
Papel language
Upper Guinea Crioulo language
language contact; universal cognitive processes
Subject (ISO639):bda
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


Archive:  SIL Language and Culture Archives
Description:  http://www.language-archives.org/archive/sil.org
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for OLAC format
GetRecord:  Pre-generated XML file

OAI Info

OaiIdentifier:  oai:sil.org:51529
DateStamp:  2013-04-27
GetRecord:  OAI-PMH request for simple DC format

Search Info

Citation: Nicoleti, Elizabeth Colleen. 2012. SIL e-Books 44.
Terms: area_Africa area_Europe country_GB country_GW country_SN dcmi_Text iso639_bda iso639_ble iso639_eng iso639_knf iso639_pbo iso639_pov olac_language_description

Inferred Metadata

Country: Guinea-BissauSenegal
Area: Africa

Up-to-date as of: Mon Jun 15 5:11:15 EDT 2015