Journal articles & book chapters


Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. Towards a model of language contact and change in the English-lexifier creoles of Africa and the CaribbeanEnglish World-Wide 38(2). 

Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. Out of India: Contact-induced change in Caribbean Hindustani. In Kofi Yakpo & Pieter Muysken (eds.), Boundaries and Bridges: Language contact in multilingual ecologies. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. Creole in transition: Contact with Dutch and typological change in Sranan. In Kofi Yakpo & Pieter Muysken (eds.), Boundaries and Bridges: Language contact in multilingual ecologies. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Yakpo, Kofi & Pieter Muysken. 2017. Overview, typological survey and prospects. In Kofi Yakpo & Pieter Muysken (eds.), Boundaries and Bridges: Language contact in multilingual ecologies. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. Unity in diversity: The homogeneity of the substrate and the grammar of space in the African and Caribbean English-lexifier CreolesIn Cecilia Cutler, Zvjezdana Vrzic & Philipp Angemeyer (eds.), Festschrift for John Singler: Language Contact in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. Negation in Pichi (Equatorial Guinea): The case for areal convergence. In Viviane Déprez & Fabiola Henri (eds.), Negation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Yakpo, Kofi. 2017. ¿El nacimiento de una lengua afrohispana? La influencia del español en el idioma criollo inglés de Guinea Ecuatorial. In Dorothy Odartey-Wellington (ed.), África y el Afro-hispanismo: Confluencias trans- e intra-continentales en las expresiones culturales hispánicas y africanas. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2016. Review of Dictionnaire éwé-français, by Jacques Rongier. Linguistique et Langues Africaines (2). 

Yakpo, Kofi. 2016. "The only language we speak really well". The English creoles of Equatorial Guinea and West Africa at the intersection of language ideologies and language policies. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 239. 211-233.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2016. O estatuto do pichi na Guiné EquatorialPLATÔ Revista Digital do Instituto Internacional da Língua Portuguesa 3(6). (Special Issue: Glotopolítica na Guiné Equatorial)

Yakpo, Kofi. 2016. Review of Exploring Language in a Multilingual Context: Variation, Interaction and Ideology in Language Documentation, by Bettina Migge & Isabelle Léglise. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 31(2).

Kwok, Veronica P. Y., Guo Dan, Kofi Yakpo, Stephen Matthews & Li Hai Tan. 2016. Neural systems for auditory perception of lexical tones. Journal of Neurolinguistics 37. 34–40.

Kwok, Veronica P.Y., Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen, Kofi Yakpo, Linlin Zhu, Peter T. Fox & Li Hai Tan. 2015. Neural signatures of lexical tone reading. Human Brain Mapping 36(1). 304–312.

Yakpo, Kofi & Adrienne Bruyn. 2015. Transatlantic patterns: The relexification of locative constructions in Sranan. In Pieter Muysken & Norval Smith (eds.), Surviving the Middle Passage: The West Africa-Surinam Sprachbund, 135–75. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2015. Code-switching and social change: Convergent language mixing in a multilingual society. In Gerald Stell & Kofi Yakpo (eds.), Codeswitching between structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, 259–287. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Stell, Gerald & Kofi Yakpo. 2015. Elusive or self-evident? Looking for common ground in approaches to code-switching. In Gerald Stell & Kofi yakpo (eds.), Code-switching between structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, 1–16. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Yakpo, Kofi, Margot van den Berg & Robert Borges. 2015. On the linguistic consequences of language contact in Suriname: The case of convergence. In Eithne Carlin, Isabelle Léglise, Bettina Migge & Paul B. Tjon Sie Fat (eds.), In and out of Suriname: Language, mobility and identity, 164–195. Leiden: Brill. 

Yakpo, Kofi & Pieter Muysken. 2014. Language change in a multiple contact setting: The case of Sarnami (Suriname). In Isabelle Buchstaller, Anders Holmberg & Mohammad Almoaily (eds.), Pidgins and Creoles beyond Africa-Europe encounters, 101–140. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2013. Wayward daughter: Language contact in the emergence of Pichi (Equatorial Guinea). Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 34(2). 275–299. 

Berg, Margot van den, with Kofi Yakpo & Robert Borges. 2013. Talen in contact in Suriname en Nederland: Eenheid in Verscheidenheid? OSO, Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caraïbisch gebied 32(1). 38–65.

Borges, Robert, Pieter Muysken, Sophie Villerius & Kofi Yakpo. 2013. Tense, mood, and aspect in Suriname. In Robert Borges, The life of language: dynamics of language contact in Suriname, 115–162. Utrecht: LOT. 

Yakpo, Kofi. 2013. Pichi structure dataset. In Susanne Maria Michaelis, Philippe Maurer, Martin Haspelmath & Magnus Huber (eds.), The Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures Online. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2013. Pichi. In Susanne Michaelis, Philippe Maurer, Martin Haspelmath & Magnus Huber (eds.), The atlas of Pidgin and Creole language structures: English-based and Dutch-based languages, vol. 1, 194–205. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2012. Reiteration in Pichi: Forms, functions and areal-typological perspectives. In Enoch A Aboh & Anne Zribi-Hertz (eds.), The morphosyntax of reiteration in creole and non-creole languages, 251–284. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2012. Betwixt and between: Causatives in the English-lexicon creoles of West Africa and the Caribbean. In Jaako Leino & Ruprecht von Waldenfels (eds.), Analytical causatives from “make” to “laskma,” 9–39. München: Lincom Europa.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2011. Lenguas de Guinea Ecuatorial: de la documentación a la implementación. Oráfrica (7). 13–28.

Yakpo, Kofi. 2011. Review of L’élément africain dans la langue capverdienne (variété de Santiago), by Nicolas Quint. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 32(1).

Yakpo, Kofi. 2009. Complexity revisited: Pichi (Equatorial Guinea) and Spanish in contact. In Nicholas G. Faraclas & Thomas Klein (eds.), Simplicity and complexity in creoles and pidgins, 183–215. London: Battlebridge.

Coomans, Fons & Kofi Yakpo. 2004. A framework law on the right to food: An international and South African perspective. African Human Rights Law Journal 4(1). 17–33.

Müller, André, Vivika Velupillai, Sören Wichmann, Cecil H Brown, Pamela Brown, Eric W Holman, Dik Bakker, et al. 2009. ASJP World Language Tree of Lexical Similarity: Version 2 (April 2009). The ASJP Database.

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