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Volume 3: Sociolinguistics and/of Pidgins and Creoles

2017-05-24, Farquharson, Joseph T., Migge, Bettina

There are multiple connections between Pidgins and Creoles (P/Cs) and sociolinguistics. They reflect the very nature of their inception as well as the fact pointed out by Rickford (1988), that many of the early and current researchers who have worked on P/Cs are also sociolinguists and have applied sociolinguistic methods and approaches to the study of P/Cs.

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Volume 4: Pidgins and Creoles and Applied Linguistics

2017-05-24, Farquharson, Joseph T., Migge, Bettina

Applied Linguistics research involving P/Cs has a long tradition (cf. Siegel 2002), but as in the case of other areas of research it tends to not be equally vibrant in all geographical contexts. The instrumentalization of P/Cs in primary and secondary education and language planning probably have the longest and richest research tradition. However, in recent years, research on other aspects of public life such as human rights, law enforcement, the use of P/Cs in the media (see volume 3), language preservation and documentation have been gaining in importance.

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Introduction to volume 1 & 2: Pidgin and Creole Genesis and Typology

2017-05-24, Farquharson, Joseph T., Migge, Bettina

Ever since Pidgins and Creoles (P/Cs) came to scholarly attention in the nineteenth century, questions about how they developed and how they compare with other languages have dominated research and debates. This interest has resulted in several theories that try to account for the linguistic and extra - linguistic mechanisms that gave rise to these contact languages, and work that aims to demonstrate the relationships between P/Cs.