Contact Languages

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Mai 1997



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.

EAN: 9780333630242
ISBN: 0333630246
Untertitel: Pidgins and Creoles. cartoon, bibliog , index. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Macmillan Education
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1997
Format: kartoniert
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