Leaders : Stefano Manfredi, Nicolas Quint

One of the main problems in typologizing syntactic structures on the basis of (semi)spontaneous data is represented by the high degree of individual variation affecting these structures. This is especially true for creole languages whose syntactic structures are affected by different linguistic processes such as substrate/adstrate interference, creole-lexifier attrition as well as innovative ongoing changes. This project aims at integrating the analysis of syntactic variation with the typologisation of different kinds of syntactic structures (subordinated and coordinated clauses) in creole languages as well as categorizing better the semantic values and origins of creole coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.