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Degrees of restructuring in Creole languages by Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh, Edgar W. Schneider

By Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh, Edgar W. Schneider

This identify offers with creolization, case reports that are English-based and Romance-based. It comprises theories of creolization, aiming to surround a variety of options in creole languages.

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Children born of slaves in these societies, realizing that African languages spoken by their parents were understood by relatively few people, acquired vocabulary from the pidginized varieties of the European language they heard around them but, finding these linguistically inadequate, they drew on their innate linguistic capacity — the language "bioprogram" — to make an adequate language out of this. A dozen features typical of many creoles are attributed to this "bioprogram" (1981, Chapter 2).

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