Paradigmatic complexity in pidgins and creoles

@inproceedings{Good2015ParadigmaticCI,
  title={Paradigmatic complexity in pidgins and creoles},
  author={Jeff Good},
  year={2015}
}
The last decade has seen increasing attention paid to questions of grammatical complexity, in particular regarding the extent to which some languages can be said to be more ‘complex’ than others, whether globally or with respect to particular subsystems. Creoles have featured prominently in these debates, with various authors arguing that they are particularly simple when set against non-creoles, with an apparent lack of overt morphology in creoles often cited as one of the ways in which their… CONTINUE READING

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