Claire Lefebvre

Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley

Coordonnées

Téléphone: 987-3000 poste 8464
Local: DS-4537
Courriel: lefebvre.claire@uqam.ca

Intérêts de recherche

Théorie linguistique, théorie des catégories syntaxiques ; processus cognitifs impliqués dans la formation de nouvelles langues ; langues en contact, français, quechua, créole haïtien et autres langues créoles, fon et autres langues d’Afrique de l’ouest.

Projets de recherche

CRSH: "L’identification de nouvelles avenues de recherche multidisciplinaire sur la catégorisation" (en collaboration avec G. Chichoise, J.G. Meunier, E. Harmad et H. Cohen)
"Identifying new avenues for multidisciplinary research on categorisation"

The overall goal of this project is to identify new themes for research on categorization, to identify new methodologies for investigating them, and evaluate the feasibility of a multidisciplinary research project on each of these themes. This exploratory study will be conducted at the UQAM Cognitive Sciences Institute. Cognitive science is concerned with the kinds of knowledge that underlie human cognition, the details of human cognitive processes, and the computational modelling of these processes. Categorization is the mental operation by which the brain classifies objects and events. This operation is the basis for the construction of our knowledge of the world. It is the most basic phenomenon of cognition. Consequently, it is the most fundamental problem in cognitive science.

CRSH: "Les langues en évolution: extension du programme de recherche"
"Continuing Perspectives on Evolving Languages"

The general objective of this grant application is to take incremental steps towards expanding the scope of the initial research program. The initial research program concentrated on Haitian Creole. With the current project, the sample of languages has been enlarged so as to include three other creoles: Martinican Creole, Papiamentu and Saramaccan. With this grant, we want to go one step further in involving comparative work between these three creoles and Haitian Creole.The initial research program concentrated on the output of the process of relexification. The current grant concentrates on the constraints on the process of relexification on the basis of the creoles taken individually. With this grant, we want to go one step further in performing comparative analyses of the creoles under consideration. The initial research program concentrated on three processes: relexification, reanalysis and levelling. With this grant, we want to extend our inventory to phonological conflation, semantic conflation and lexical diffusion. Finally, with this grant, we want to deepen our knowledge of Saramaccan, a creole that is claimed to be even closer to its substratum languages than Haitian Creole.

Aperçu des publications

Livres principaux
Lefebve, Claire, Lydia White et Christine Jourdan (réds). 2006. L2 Acquisition and Creole Genesis: Dialogues. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 433 pages.

Cohen, Henri et Claire Lefebvre (réds). 2005. Handbook of Categorisation in Cognitive Science. Elsevier. 1100 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire. 2004. Issues in the study of pidgin and creole languages. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 350 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire et Anne-Marie Brousseau. 2002. A Grammar of Fongbe (Mouton Grammar Library 25). Berlin: Mouton DeGruyter. 582 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire et Lisa Travis (réds). 1999. Les catégories syntaxiques. Numéro spécial de la Revue québécoise de linguistique 27-2. 203 pages.

Jourdan, Christine et Claire Lefebvre (réds). 1999. L'ethnolinguistique: l'état des lieux. Numéro spécial de Anthropologie et Sociétés 23-3. 199 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire. 1998. Creole Genesis and the Acquisition of Grammar: The Case of Haitian Creole. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 461 pages.

Kihm, Alain et Claire Lefebvre (réds). 1993. Aspects de la grammaire du fongbe. Paris: Peeters. 162 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire (réd.). 1991. Serial verbs: Grammatical, Comparative and Cognitive Approaches (SSLS 8). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 211 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire et John Lumsden (réds). 1989. Aspects de la grammaire du créole haïtien. Numéro spécial de la Revue québécoise de linguistique sur le créole haïtien 18-2. 189 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire et Pieter Muysken. 1988. Mixed Categories: Nominalizations in Quechua. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. 304 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire (réd.). 1982. La syntaxe comparée du français standard et populaire: Approches formelle et fonctionnelle. Éditeur officiel du Québec, OLF, Collection Langues et Sociétés, 2 tomes (ouvrage collectif, dirigé par Claire Lefebvre). 800 pages.

Lefebvre, Claire et al.(réds). 1982. La syntaxe de l'haïtien. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Karoma Press. 250 pages.

Articles principaux
Lefebvre, C. À paraître. On the principled nature of the respective contribution of substrate and superstrate languages to a creole’s lexicon. Dans S. Michaelis (réd.).

Lefebvre, C. Sous presse. On lexical diffusion in the development of creole languages. Dans R. Selback et al. (réds).

Lefebvre, C. & I. Therrien. Sous presse. On the Properties of Papiamentu pa: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Dans M. Huber & V. Velupillai (réds) Synchronic and Diachronic Perspective on Contact Languages. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lefebvre, C. & V. Loranger. Sous presse. A Diachronic and Synchronic Account of the Multifunctionality of Saramaccan táa. Linguistics.

Kouwenberg, S. & C. Lefebvre. 2007. A New Analysis of the Papiamentu Clause Structure. Probus.

Lefebvre, C. & I. Therrien. 2007. The various dimensions of Papiamentu ku. Creolica.

Lefebvre, C. & I. Therrien. 2007. On Papiamentu ku. Dans J. Siegel, J. Lynch & D. Eades (réds) Language Description, History and Development: Linguistic Indulgence in Memory of Terry Crowley. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Lefebvre, C. & V. Loranger. 2006. On the Properties of Saramaccan fu: Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 21 (2), 275-337.

Lefebvre, C. 2005. Relexification: A process available to human cognition. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistic Society 27, 125-139.

Cohen, H. & C. Lefebvre. 2005. Bridging the Category Divide. Dans H. Cohen & C. Lefebvre (réds) Handbook of Categorization in Cognitive Science (pp. 1-15). Elsevier.

Lefebvre, C. 2005. Review of 'Paul Wexler 2002: Two-Tiered Relexification in Yiddish: Jews, Sorbs, Khazars, and the Kiev-Polessian Dialect', Mouton de Gruyter, 713 pages. Language in Society 34 (1), 147-151.

Lefebvre, C. 2004. Coordinating constructions in Fongbe with reference to Haitian Creole. Dans M. Haspelmath (réd.) Coordinating Constructions. Typological Studies in Language (pp. 123-165). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Lefebvre, C. 2003. Recent methodological developments in the study of creole genesis: A state of the art and topics for future research. Dans P. Zima, J. Jenik & V. Tax (réds) Dynamics of Systems: Lexical Diffusion, Language Contacts and Creolization in West Africa (pp. 145-176). Praha: Pastelka.

Lefebvre, C. 2003. The Emergence of Productive Morphology in Creole Languages: The Case of Haitian Creole. Dans G. Booij & J. van Marle (réds) Yearbook of morphology 2002 (pp. 35–81). Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Lefebvre, C. 2002. The Field of Pidgin and Creole Linguistics at the Turn of the Millenium: The Problem of the Genesis and Development of PCs. Dans G. Gilbert (réd.) Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in the Twenty-First Century (pp. 247–287). New York: Peter Lang.

Autre

Rédactrice de la collection Champs lingistique chez Fides, Montréal.
Comité de rédaction de Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages .



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