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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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(p.1) Chapter 1 Introduction
Relabeling in Language Genesis

Claire Lefebvre

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a formal definition of the process of relabeling and introduces the issues and topics that will be addressed in this book: relabeling as a central process in language contact/genesis, a relabeling-based theory of creole genesis, relabeling in two different theories of the lexicon, relabeling and word order in a Construction Grammar perspective, relabeling options, relabeling and the contribution of the superstrate languages to creoles, and relabeling and the typological classification of creoles.

Keywords:   relabeling, language contact, creole genesis, Construction Grammar, superstrate language

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