ERIC Number: EJ579768
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Identifying the Creole Prototype: Vindicating a Typological Class.
McWhorter, John H.
Language, v74 n4 p788-818 Dec 1998
Outlines three features that render creoles synchronically distinguishable from other languages, all three clear results of a break in transmission followed by a development period too brief for the traits to be undone as they have been in older languages. Shows that an expanded data set reveals flaws in the socio-historical argumentation behind the superstratist framework. (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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