Colonization and Pidginization on the Ubangi River

  title={Colonization and Pidginization on the Ubangi River},
  author={William J. Samarin},
The genesis of Sango, pidginized in the 19th Century, involved too many factors to allow it to fit neatly into any one of the numerous scenarios proposed for pidgins. One of these I disallowed soon after my first encounter with this language (Samarin 1955). Sango, I said, could not possibly be accounted for in the way Bloomfield (1933) did when he wrote about how pidgins came into existence. There was no evidence of anything like a plantation System where a dominated population tried but failed… Expand

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