Paramaribo (Suriname)The Traces of Contact project  at the Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands combines broad approaches of areal-typological and historical linguistics with a language contact perspective centred on the speaker community.


Nickerie (Suriname)

The languages of the communities of Indian origin in the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific are ideal candidates for the study of language contact. Yet, these languages have remained largely unexplored.

Ouidah (Benin)

The Afro-Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles form one of the largest and youngest linguistic families of the Western hemisphere. Genetic and areal forces function as push and pull factors in the ongoing differentiation of the family.

Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) Due to its unique sociohistory, Pichi, spoken on the island of Bioko, Equatorial Guinea, has emerged as a highly distinct variety within the African branch of the family of Afro-Caribbean English-lexicon Creoles.

Follow this link to view a map of the places I have done linguistic field research at.

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