Contact Languages: Pidgins and Creoles

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Palgrave Macmillan, Jul 15, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 314 pages
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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.

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It's my reference book on Creoles and Pidgins. The writing is clear and simple. Read full review

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Mark Sebba is Reader in Sociolinguistics and Language Contact in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University.

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