AFP 142 – Pidgins and Creoles with Amarinder Grewal

 Today's episode is all about Pidgin and Creole languages with enthusiast Amarinder from the US. 

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Show Notes and Links

In this episode:

  • What is a Pidgin/Creole?
  • How are they created?
  • Haitian Creole = is it a Creole?
  • The Russian/Chinese Creole
  • Is it likely a creole will happen again, now that the world is so connected?
  • Suggestions for further study

The Atlas of Pidigin and Creole Language Structures Online: https://apics-online.info

The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages: https://www.amazon.com/Survey-Pidgin-Creole-Languages-Three/dp/0199691436

Speaking Michif in Four Metis Communicates: http://www3.brandonu.ca/cjns/3.1/crawford.pdf

Linguistic Society of America: “How man languages are there in the world?”:https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/how-many-languages-are-there-world 

Français Tirailleur Pidgin — a corpus study:http://www.diva-portal.se/smash/get/diva[2:65]0132/FULLTEXT01.pdf

“Modeling the Emergence of Contact Languages” : https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120771

“French and underdevelopment, Haitian Creole and development”: http://users.clas.ufl.edu/hebble/Hebblethwaite%202012%20JPCL.pdf

“The Post-Creole Continuum”: http://www.ello.uos.de/field.php/Sociolinguistics/Thepostcreolecontinu

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Thanks to this week's guest, Amarinder Grewal! 

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