The genesis of Chavacano revisited and solved

  title={The genesis of Chavacano revisited and solved},
  author={Mikael Parkvall and B. Jacobs},
Abstract This paper revisits the origins of the Philippine Spanish Creole language Chavacano. Earlier work saw Chavacano as the result of relexification of an originally Portuguese-lexicon creole towards Spanish within an immigrant group known as the Mardikas in the 17th century. Their language would subsequently have spread from their new home town to the other locations where it is currently spoken. More recently, however, it has been claimed that Chavacano emerged independently in different… Expand
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