Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages: An Introduction

@inproceedings{Velupillai2015PidginsCA,
  title={Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages: An Introduction},
  author={V. Velupillai},
  year={2015}
}
This lucid and theory-neutral introduction to the study of pidgins, creoles and mixed languages covers both theoretical and empirical issues pertinent to the field of contact linguistics. Part I presents the theoretical background, with chapters devoted to the definition of terms, the sociohistorical settings, theories on the genesis of pidgins and creoles, as well as discussions on language variation and the sociology of language. Part II empirically tests assumptions made about the linguistic… Expand
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