Pidgins and Creoles

HideShow resource information

Pidgins and Creoles

  • Occurs when language contact happens between two or more languages
  • New language forms appear by the exchange of grammatical, lexical and phonological elements

 

Pidgins

  • Pidgins evolve from a main source language, usually taking from it the majority of their vocabulary, but are less grammatically developed
  • In terms of use, pidgins…

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Language resources:

See all English Language resources »See all Language and Ethnicity / English as a World Language resources »