LIN366H5 • Contact Languages: Pidgins, Creoles and Mixed Languages

This course examines languages recently created by means of contact between languages of different socio-economical status. Analysis of these new languages is of particular interest to linguistic theory since it offers insight on the construction of linguistic systems, language evolution and on how language is acquired in such a context. Emphasis is given to the description and analysis of French-based pidgins and Creoles spoken in the Caribbean and Indian Ocean region.

1.0 credit from any of the following: LIN228H5 or LIN229H5 or LIN231H5 or LIN232H5 or LIN237H5 or (LIN256H5 or JAL253H5) or JLP285H5 (formerly LIN288H5)
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