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ERIC Number: EJ278128
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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When Is a Pidgin Not a Pidgin? An Alternate Analysis of the ASL-English Contact Situation.
Cokely, Dennis
Sign Language Studies, n38 p1-24 Spr 1983
Recent sociolinguistic research is used to show that the American Sign Language (ASL)-English contact situation does not result in the emergence of a pidgin as supposed. Variation along the ASL-English continuum can be accounted for by interplay of foreigner talk, judgments of proficiency, and learners' attempts to master the target language. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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