Shana Poplack

List of John Benjamins publications for which Shana Poplack plays a role.


Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Nathalie Dion, Dora LaCasse and Shana Poplack 2022 How to mix: Confronting “mixed” NP models and bilinguals’ choicesLinguistic Approaches to Bilingualism 12:5, pp. 628–656 | Article
The widespread occurrence of nouns in one language with a determiner in the other, often referred to as mixed NPs, has generated much theorizing and debate. Since both a syntactic account based on abstract features of the determiner and an account highlighting the notion of a Matrix language… read more
This chapter tracks the response to morphosyntactic variability in a massive corpus of prescriptive grammars of French dating from the 16th century through the present, and relates it to current mainstream approaches. Analysis shows that although variant forms have been recognized since the… read more
Poplack, Shana 2001 Variability, frequency, and productivity in the irrealis domain of FrenchFrequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure, Bybee, Joan L. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 405 ff. | Article
Poplack, Shana 1997 The sociolinguistics dynamics of apparent convergenceTowards a Social Science of Language: Papers in honor of William Labov, Guy, Gregory R., Crawford Feagin, Deborah Schiffrin and John Baugh (eds.), pp. 285 ff. | Article
Tagliamonte, Sali A., Shana Poplack and Ejike Eze 1997 Plural Marking Patterns in Nigerian Pidgin EnglishJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 12:1, pp. 103–129 | Article
This paper examines the pluralization system of Nigerian Pidgin English (NPE). Extrapolating from proposals in the literature on English-based créoles as well as other vernaculars, we utilize quantitative methodology to assess the contribution of syntactic, semantic, and phonological features to… read more
Poplack, Shana and Sali A. Tagliamonte 1993 African American English in the diaspora: Evidence from oldline Nova ScotiansFocus on Canada, Clarke, Sandra (ed.), pp. 109–150 | Article
Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Shana Poplack 1993 The Zero-Marked Verb: Testing the Creole HypothesisJournal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 8:2, pp. 171–206 | Article
This paper examines the past temporal reference system in two data sets representing "early" Black English: Sarnana and the Ex-slave Recordings, with a view to discovering the structure underlying variable use of overt verbal morphology. Extrapolating from proposals in the literature on the… read more
Poplack, Shana and Sali A. Tagliamonte 1991 There’s No Tense Like the Present: Verbal — S Inflection in Early Black EnglishThe Emergence of Black English: Text and commentary, Bailey, Guy, Natalie Maynor and Patricia Cukor-Avila (eds.), pp. 275 ff. | Article
Poplack, Shana 1989 The care and handling of a mega-corpus: The Ottawa-Hull French projectLanguage Change and Variation, Fasold, Ralph W. and Deborah Schiffrin (eds.), pp. 411 ff. | Article
Poplack, Shana and Douglas C. Walker 1986 Going through (L) in Canadian FrenchDiversity and Diachrony, Sankoff, David, pp. 173–198 | Article