The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition - Caroline Myrick

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
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John M. Lipski is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese and director of the Program in Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada. His research interests include Spanish phonology, Spanish and Portuguese dialectology and language variation, the linguistic aspects of bilingualism, and the African contribution to Spanish and Portuguese. He is the author of twelve books and more than 250 articles on all aspects of linguistics. He has served as editor of the journal Hispanic Linguistics and as associate editor of Hispania, and is currently acquisitions editor for the Spanish linguistics monograph series at Georgetown University Press. He has done fieldwork in Spain (including the Canary Islands), Africa, Brazil and all Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America, the Philippines, Guam, and many Spanish-speaking communities within the United States.

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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.

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Lipski, John. 30. Aren't Pidgins and Creoles Just Bad English?. The Five-Minute Linguist - Bite-sized Essays on Language and Languages Third Edition. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 147-150 Jul 2019. ISBN 9781781798553. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=38150. Date accessed: 23 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.38150. Jul 2019

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