The emergence of pidgin and Creole languages / Jeff Siegel.

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Main Author: Siegel, Jeff
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series:Oxford linguistics.
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Summary: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 with detailed examples and case studies. - ;This book provides explanations for the emergence of contact languages, especially pidgins and creoles. It assesses the current state of research and examines aspects of current theories and approaches that have excited much controversy and debate. The book a.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 320 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0199216665
9780199216666
0199216673
9780199216673
9780191527135
0191527130
1281341525
9781281341525
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