Marlyse Baptista is faculty in the Linguistics department and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.
Marlyse Baptista specializes in the study of creole languages and investigates their morpho-syntactic properties, as well as the cognitive processes underlying their emergence. She combines corpus data with the use of generative, experimental and descriptive tools.
2007 Noun Phrases in Creole Languages: A Multi-faceted Approach, co-edited with Jacqueline Guéron, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
2002 The Syntax of Cape Verdean Creole: The Sotavento Varieties, Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
Accepted “Language turned on: what comparative studies and syntactic theory reveals on variation in creole languages.” The Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.
Accepted “Morphosyntax of pidgins and creoles and syntactic theory.” Language and Linguistics Compass.
To appear Survey essay on Cape Verdean Creole (Brava variety) for the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures. Eds: Susanne Michaelis, Philippe Maurer, Magnus Huber and Martin Haspelmath. Oxford University Press.
To appear Data set on Cape Verdean Creole (Brava variety) for the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures. Eds: Susanne Michaelis, Philippe Maurer, Magnus Huber and Martin Haspelmath. Web-based Atlas with hard-copy counterpart published by Oxford University Press.
In press “Continuum and variation in creole languages: Out of many voices, one language.” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.
2012 “On universal grammar, the bioprogram hypothesis and creole genesis: An interview with Noam Chomsky.” Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages. (27)2: 351-376.
2011 “On the development of verbal and nominal morphology in four lusophone creoles.” The Canadian Journal of Linguistics/La Revue Canadienne de Linguistique. (56)1: 7-35.
2010 “Cape Verdean Creole in Education: A linguistic and human right.” Co-authored with Inês Brito & Saídu Bangura. In Creoles and Education, Bettina Migge, Isabelle Léglise and Angela Bartens (eds.). The Creole Language Library. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 273-296.
2009 “Economy, innovation and degrees of complexity in creole formation.” In Complex Processes in New Languages, Enoch Aboh and Norval Smith (eds.). The Creole Language Library. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 293-315.