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Language Evolution: Pidgins and Creoles

  1. Hubert Devonish

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0612

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Devonish, H. 2012. Language Evolution: Pidgins and Creoles. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Language evolution is the focus of the field of historical linguistics.

Keywords:

  • language variation and change;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • sociocultural language studies