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The Evolution of Language: Hints from Creoles and Pidgins

@inproceedings{Mufwene2009TheEO,
  title={The Evolution of Language: Hints from Creoles and Pidgins},
  author={S. Mufwene},
  year={2009}
}
The subtitle of this essay should not be interpreted in the way suggested by Bickerton (1990, 1995, 2002) or Givon (1998). Creoles can inform our research on the evolution of language not because there is anything empirically exceptional or unusual about the way they emerged (see, e.g., DeGraff 2003, 2005) but because the multitude of facts that we have learned over the past couple of decades about their development has drawn our attention to the kinds of ecological factors that should have… Expand
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