Pidgin and Creole languages

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Longman Publishing Group, 1988 - Foreign Language Study - 373 pages
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Suzanne Romaine defines and describes the linguistic features of Pidgin and Creole languages. Ongoing development places the study of these languages within the context of current issues of linguistic theory: language acquisition, and universals of change.

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Contents

Definitions and characteristics of pidgins
23
9 Twelve features of creole grammars
47
The origin of pidgins
71
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About the author (1988)

Daniel Nettle is the author The Fyem Language of Northern Nigeria and Linguistic Diversity (OUP). Suzanne Romaine is Merton Professor of English Language at the University of Oxford and is the author of Language in Society: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics (OUP). Vanishing Voices was awarded the
2001 Book of the Year Award from the British Association of Applied Linguistics.

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