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The Emergence of Pidgin and Creole Languages


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Acknowledgements ; Abbreviations ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Morphological Simplicity in Pidgins ; 3. Morphological Simplicity and Expansion in Creoles ; 4. Sources of Morphological Expansion ; 5. Transfer ; 6. Constraints on Substrate Influence ; 7. Substrate Reinforcement ; 8. Predicting Substrate Influence ; 9. Decreolization? ; 10. Conclusion ; References

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Jeff Siegel is Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at the University of New England in Australia and an Associate Researcher at the University of Hawai'i. His main research interests are in contact varieties of language in the Australia-Pacific region. His published work includes Language Contact in a Plantation Environment: a Sociolinguistic History of Fiji (CUP, 1988), Processes of Language Contact: Studies from Australia and the South Pacific (Fides, 2000), and articles in Language in Society, Studies in Language, Applied Linguistics, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages.


Siegel's book is excellent. * John McWhorter, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages *
well written, extensively researched, and brilliantly argued ... superb contribution to the field. * Nicholas Faraclas, Journal of Sociolinguistics *

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