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

Parent topics

  • Linguistics [r]: The scientific study of language. [e]
  • Language acquisition [r]: The study of how language comes to users of first and second languages. [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]
  • 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]

Subtopics

  • Creole (language) [r]: Native language, such as Haitian Creole, which under most definitions originated as a pidgin (a rudimentary language without native speakers, created by at least two groups of speakers as a contact language. i.e. to allow immediate communication) but became as complex as any other language through being acquired by children as a first language. [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]
  • 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]
  • Diglossia [r]: Linguistic situation in which two (often very closely related) languages are used within one speech community, for different purposes. [e]

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