30. Aren't Pidgins and Creoles Just Bad English?
The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick
John M. Lipski [+]
The Pennsylvania State University
A pidgin is a language formed among people who share no native language and are forced to communicate using elements of one that none of them speaks well. The new languages, spoken natively by the next generation in the family, are called creole languages by linguists.