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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Creole (language).
See also changes related to Creole (language), or pages that link to Creole (language) or to this page or whose text contains "Creole (language)".

Parent topics

  • Linguistics [r]: The scientific study of language. [e]
  • Sociolinguistics [r]: Branch of linguistics concerned with language in social contexts - how people use language, how it varies, how it contributes to users' sense of identity, etc. [e]
  • Multilingualism [r]: The state of knowing two or more languages, either in individuals or whole speech communities. [e]
  • Creolistics [r]: The study of creole and pidgin languages. [e]
  • Language acquisition [r]: The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages. [e]

Subtopics

  • Contact language [r]: any language which is created through contact between two or more existing languages; may occur when people who share no native language need to communicate, or when a language of one group becomes used for wider communication. [e]
  • Lingua franca [r]: Any language used for widespread communication between groups who do not share a native language or where native speakers are typically in the minority; name from 'Lingua Franca', a pidgin once used around the Mediterranean. [e]
  • Pidgin (language) [r]: A language with no native speakers and relatively few uses, created spontaneously by two or more groups with no common language, using vocabulary and grammar from multiple sources; often a pidgin's grammar is rudimentary, and it has a restricted set of words, but in time they can develop into more complex 'expanded' pidgins with many more functions. [e]
  • Diglossia [r]: Linguistic situation in which two (often very closely related) languages are used within one speech community, for different purposes. [e]

Creole languages

Some examples of creoles worldwide

Other related topics

Varieties controversially identified as creoles

Varieties incorrectly identified as creoles

  • Afrikaans language [r]: West-Germanic language descended from and still closely related to Dutch; spoken by many people in South Africa and Namibia. [e]
  • Singapore English [r]: Varieties of English spoken in Singapore, including Singapore Standard English (SSE) and Singapore Colloquial English (SCE, or 'Singlish'). [e]
  • English language [r]: A West Germanic language widely spoken in the United Kingdom, its territories and dependencies, Commonwealth countries and former colonial outposts of the British Empire; has developed the status of a global language. [e]