ERIC Number: ED230059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
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Pidginization and Creolization as Language Acquisition.
Andersen, Roger W., Ed.
Pidginization and creolization are addressed from a language acquisition perspective. The 18 collected papers are organized around four areas of inquiry: (1) simplification in input to pidginization and second language acquisition, (2) simplification in interlanguage, (3) creolization and language acquisition, and (4) decreolization and language acquisition. Each section includes an introduction, a position paper dealing with the theme of the section, and papers that respond to or further develop the content of the position paper. Among the specific topics discussed are simplified input, dying languages, immigrant languages, and strategies of second language acquisition. (RW)
Descriptors: Creoles, Interlanguage, Language Acquisition, Language Variation, Linguistic Borrowing, Pidgins, Second Language Learning
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., Rowley, MA 01969 ($20.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Papers presented at the "Symposium on the Relationship between Pidginization, Creolization, and Language Acquisition," Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (54th, Los Angeles, CA, December 1979).