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Pacific Creoles

  1. Miriam Meyerhoff

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0893

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Meyerhoff, M. 2012. Pacific Creoles. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


A creole language emerges when speakers of mutually incomprehensible languages need to somehow bridge their communication gap.


  • Pacific linguistics;
  • sociolinguistics;
  • creole languages;
  • language contact