By Andries W. Coetzee
Sep 23, 2012
Over the summer, Marlyse Baptista attended the 19th Biennial Conference for the Society of Caribbean Linguistics that took place in Nassau, Bahamas on July 30-August 3, 2012. At this conference, Marlyse presented a talk titled "Effects of Substratal Transfer in Creole Genesis". Building on her ongoing research about the origins of Cape Verdian Creole, Marlyse explored the different African source languages of the varieties of Cape Verdian Creole spoken on the islands of Santiago and São Vicente. Her presentation focused specifically on the markers of Tense, Modality and Aspect in these two varieties of Cape Verdian Creole, showing that some of the differences between them may be attributed to the their different African source languages. The full abstract of her presentation is available here.