The emergence of pidgin and Creole languages / Jeff Siegel.

This book examines the emergence of pidgins and creoles and the controversies surrounding current theories about them. Among the questions considered are why their grammars are simple, at the pidgin-creole-postcreole life cycle, and the causes of grammatical innovation. The analysis is supported wit...

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Main Author: Siegel, Jeff
Format: eBook
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series:Oxford linguistics.
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