Fabiola S. Henri

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  • Assistant Professor
  • Linguistics
  • African American and Africana Studies
935 Patterson Office Tower
(859)-257-8454
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Education
2010 Doctorat Linguistique theorique, descriptive et automatique, University Paris Diderot Paris 7, France.
2004 DEA Sciences du langage (Linguistic Engineering), University Paris Sorbonne, ILPGA Paris 3, France.
2003 Maitrise Sciences du langage, ILPGA Paris 3, France.
2002 Licence Sciences du langage, ILPGA Paris 3, France.
1999 BA in French, University of Mauritius.
Research
I am a theoretically-informed creolist primarily focusing on the structure and complexity of morphology in creole languages from the perspective of recent implicational models, incorporating insights both from information-theoretic views on ‘morphological information’ and from modern conceptions of discriminative learning. My research lies at the epicenter of an ongoing reconceptualization of the field of linguistics, addressing its objects of inquiry, its research methodologies, and its principles of theory construction. With the goal of broadening and deepening the kinds of pertinent evidence observable in creoles, my research employs experimental, statistical and computational methods in identifying hitherto undetected regularities and appeals to multifaceted patterns of explanation for grammatical structures and their development.
I view the emergence of creole morphology as proceeding from a complex interplay between sociohistorical context, natural language change, type and frequency of imput, substratic influence, unguided second language acquisition, among other factors. My main interests lie within French-based creoles, and more specifically Mauritian, my native language. My research provide an empirical and explanatory take on morphological change in French-based creoles, with a view on morphological complexity which starkly contrasts with Exceptionalist theories of creolization
Courses taught at UK
Introduction to the Study of Language
Introduction to Linguistics
Analysis of English Syntax
Introduction to Morphology
Grammatical Typology
Introduction to Pidgins & Creoles
Creole Morphosyntax
Advanced Syntax
Research Methods
Selected Publications: 

Books

Forth. Henri, Fabiola, Mauritian verb morphology at linguistic interfaces, Language Science Press.
 
2018. Déprez, Viviane & Fabiola Henri (eds.), Negation and Negative Concord: The view from Creoles, Benjamins, Creole Language Library. Amsterdam.

Articles

Forth. Henri, Fabiola, Gregory Stump & Delphine Tribout,‘Conversion relations and the morphological complexity of three French-based creoles’, In The complexities of morphology, Peter Arkadiev and Francesco Gardani (eds.). Oxford University Press.
 
Forth. Henri, Fabiola, ‘The Indian Ocean French Creoles verb system', Routlegde Handbook of Pidgin and Creole Languages. Ansaldo, Umberto & Myriam Meryerhoff (eds.)
 
Forth. Henri, Fabiola, ‘Morphomic structure in Mauritian: On change, complexity and creolization’, Morphology, Springer.
 
2018, Henri, Fabiola, A lexicalist account of negation and negative concord in Mauritian In Negation and Negative Concord, Deprez & Henri (eds), Benjamins, Creole Language Library. Amsterdam.
 
2018, Henri, Fabiola & Viviane Déprez, Introduction. In Negation and Negative Concord, Deprez & Henri (eds), Benjamins, Creole Language Library. Amsterdam.
 
2018, Henri, Fabiola & Viviane Déprez, Conclusions. In Negation and Negative Concord, Deprez & Henri (eds), Benjamins, Creole Language Library. Amsterdam.
 
2018. Hassamal, Shrita, Anne Abeillé & Fabiola Henri, ‘Les adverbes en mauricien’, In Faits de Langues, Créoles 49 , Kihm, A. (ed.). Peter Lang
 
2018. Henri, Fabiola & Olivier Bonami, ‘La prédictibilité de l'agglutination de l'article en mauricien’, In Faits de Langues, Créoles 49, Kihm, A. (ed.). Peter Lang
 
2015. Henri, Fabiola & Alain Kihm, ‘The morphology of TAM marking in creole languages: A comparative study’, In Word Structure: Rethinking Creole Morphology, Luís, A. R (ed.). 248-282.
 
2012. Henri, Fabiola, ‘Attenuative verbal reduplication in Mauritian: a morpho-semantic approach, In The Morphosyntax of Reiteration in Creole and Non-Creole Languages. Aboh, E., Smith, N. and Zribi-Hertz, A. (eds.) Benjamins, Creole Language Library. Amsterdam
 
2011. Henri, Fabiola & Frédéric Laurens,‘The complementation of raising and control verbs in Mauritian’, In Empirical issues in syntax and semantics 8, Bonami, O. and Cabredo-Hofherr, P. (eds.). 195-220.
 
2009. Kriegel, Sybille, Ralph Ludwig & Fabiola Henri, ‘Les rapports entre créole et bhojpouri à Maurice: contact de langues et actes identitaires’, In Multiple Identities in Action: Mauritius and some Antillean Parallelisms, Hookoomsing, V., Ludwig, R. and Schnepel, B. (éds.). PeterLang, Sprache-Identität-Kultur, Frankfurt. 203-252.
 
2009. Ludwig, Ralph, Fabiola Henri & Florence Bruneau-Ludwig, 'Hybridation linguistique et fonctions sociales - aspects des contacts entre créole, français et anglais à Maurice’, In Multiple Identities in Action: Mauritius and some Antillean Parallelisms, Hookoomsing, V., Ludwig, R. and Schnepel, B. (éds.). Peter Lang, Sprache-Identität-Kultur, Frankfurt. 165-202.
 
2008. Kriegel, Sibylle, Ralph Ludwig & Fabiola Henri, ‘Encoding Path in Mauritian Creole and Bhojpuri: problems of language contact’, In Roots of Creole Structures. Weighing the Contribution of Substrates and Superstrates, Michaelis, S. (ed.). Benjamins, Creole Language Library 33, Amsterdam. 169-196.
 
2008. Henri, Fabiola & Anne Abeillé,‘Verb forms alternation in Mauritian’, On-line Proceedings of the HPSG-2008 Conference, CSLI Publications. 378-398.
 
2007. Henri, Fabiola & Anne Abeillé,‘The syntax of copular constructions in Mauritian’, On-line Proceedings of the HPSG-2007 Conference, CSLI Publications. 130-149.
 
2007. Henri, Fabiola & Muhsina Alleesaib, ‘Relative drop in Mauritian: the case of subject relativisation’, On-line Proceedings of the LingO 2007, Oxford.
 
2007. Henri, Fabiola, 'Natural Language Processing: Developing and Implementing a Formal Mauritian Grammar’, Proceedings of the LASU Conference 2004.

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