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By John Holm

ISBN-10: 0521584604

ISBN-13: 9780521584609

ISBN-10: 0521585813

ISBN-13: 9780521585811

This textbook is a transparent and concise creation to the research of the way new languages come into being. beginning with an summary of the field's simple ideas, it surveys the recent languages that built a result of eu growth to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific. lengthy misunderstood as 'bad' models of ecu languages, this present day such forms as Jamaican Creole English, Haitian Creole French and New Guinea Pidgin are famous as particular languages of their personal correct. John Holm examines the constitution of those pidgins and creoles, the social heritage in their audio system, and the theories recommend to give an explanation for how their vocabularies, sound structures and grammars developed. His new findings on structural typology, together with non-Atlantic creoles, enable a wide-ranging evaluate of the character of restructured languages around the globe. This much-needed booklet can be welcomed via scholars and researchers in linguistics, sociolinguistics, western eu languages, anthropology and sociology.

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