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An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) Paperback – 17 Aug 2000


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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (17 Aug 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521585813
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521585811
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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'The style in which the book is written is generally accessible and clear … The book is generally well-produced, containing a list of abbreviations, a 15-page index, and two detailed language maps.' Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages

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This textbook is a clear and concise introduction to the study of how new languages come into being. Starting with an overview of the field's basic concepts, it surveys the new languages that developed as a result of the European expansion to the Americas, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

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for those interested in linguistics theory 18 July 2012
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I am a graduate student in linguistics, which might explain why I liked it so much. Great textbook for a linguistics course on the subject. If your interest in languages is more "casual" there are other more "fun" books on language, full of amusing anecdotes, directed at a more "layman" audience.
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How does new language come into being? 6 Oct 2000
By Liu Haitao - Published on Amazon.com
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Pidgins and Creoles are languages, which be born and developed in special social conditions. They are not only teach us how new language comes into being. They can also give us what elements in language are neccessary, why contact languages born from practical communication are more easily to learn and use. If you'd like to know whether really exist simpler languages than natural languages, the book will answer your questions above. This book maybe is the best textbook on creolistics.
0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
How does new language come into being? 6 Oct 2000
By Liu Haitao - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Pidgins and Creoles are languages, which be born and developed in special social conditions. They are not only teach us how new language comes into being. They can also give us what elements in language are neccessary, why contact languages born from practical communication are more easily to learn and use. If you'd like to know whether really exist simpler languages than natural languages, the book will answer your questions above. This book maybe is the best textbook on creolistics.
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