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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Contact Languages

Pidgins and Creoles

ISBN 9780333630235
Publication Date May 1997
Formats Hardcover Ebook Paperback Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Modern Linguistics

Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles aims to introduce the reader to the exciting and important field of pidgin and creole studies. The book deals with the linguistic, historical and social aspects of the development of pidgin and creole languages. Detailed case studies of individual pidgins and creoles are based around texts drawn from a range of different types and contexts (mainly contemporary), with discussion and grammatical notes. Chapters are interspersed with exercises to consolidate and develop the reader's understanding.

Close Encounters between Languages
The Character of Pidgins
Pidgin Origins From Pidgin to Creole: Stages of Development
Creolisation -Creole Origins Continuing Contact: Life after Creolisation
Pidgins and Creoles: Issues for Development
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index.

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