ERIC Number: ED102836
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar
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Processes of Pidginization and Creolization.
Le Page, R. B.
This paper is intended as an outline synthesis of what is presently known about the processes of pidginization and creolization. Section 1 deals with the linguistic processes of pidginization under the following headings: (1) the learned expectancies of how to behave in a contact situation, (2) necessity and heightened attention, (3) redundancy, (4) perception and re-interpretation, (5) chance and coincidence, (6) universals, and (7) supplementation from the native language. Section 2 deals with the creolization/postcreolization/recreolization continuum, concentrating on the social (and, hence, linguistic) focus that was the outcome of isolation and the social diffusion that in some cases succeeded it. (Author/KM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Authoring Institution: York Univ. (England). Dept. of Language.