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This quantity includes a number of fifteen papers provided at 3 consecutive conferences of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, held in Washington, D.C. (January 2001); Coimbra, Portugal (June 2001); and San Francisco (January 2002). The fifteen articles provide a balanced sampling of creolists’ present examine pursuits. the entire contributions deal with questions at once correct to pidgin/creole reviews and different touch languages. nearly all of papers handle problems with morphology or syntax. the various contributions utilize phonological research whereas others research language improvement from the perspective of acquisition. a couple of papers research discourse options and magnificence, or broader problems with social and ethnic identification. whereas this array of subject matters and views is reflective of the variety of the sphere, there's additionally a lot universal floor in that every one of the papers adduce reliable information corpora to help their analyses. the diversity of languages analyzed spans the planet, as nearly twenty touch kinds are studied during this quantity.

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