This volume includes five papers on aspects of the syntax and semantics of nativizing African varieties of Portuguese (Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé), assessing the factors that underlie language change and variation in multilingual settings from a comparative perspective.
This Special Collection brings together laboratory researchers from different continents working on various aspects of Portuguese phonology. The topics discussed range from classical, such as nasalization and vowel reduction, to interdisciplinary, such as L1 and L2 acquisition.
The five papers in this volume focus on the grammaticisation and the circulation of descriptions of South Asian languages produced by linguists avant la lettre from the 16th century onwards.
Guest editor: Cristina Muru, University of Tuscia