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ERIC Number: EJ597434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-6441
Substrate Reinforcement and Dialectal Differences in Melanesian Pidgin.
Siegel, Jeff
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v2 n3 p347-73 Oct 1998
Illustrates substrate reinforcement in the development of three current dialects of Melanesian Pidgin. Evidence of earlier variability is presented and the sociolinguistic conditions that later led to greater stability are described. Grammatical features that differentiate the dialects are examined. For each feature, it is shown that at least two variants were previously in use. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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