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ERIC Number: ED071471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Pages: 32
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Comments on the Socio-Historical Background to Pidginization and Creolization.
Mintz, Sidney W.
This article examines several major sociological characteristics of the Caribbean region in a study of pidginization and creolization. Three major conditions which may have affected the ways that Creole languages develop are discussed. They include: (1) the relative proportion of Africans, Europeans, and other groups now present in specific Antillean societies; (2) codes of social interaction governing the relative status and the relationships of those differing groups in particular societies; and (3) specific types of community settings within which these groups become further differentiated or intermixed. (RL)
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Note: Revised version of remarks presented at the Mona Conference, University of the West Indies, April 1968