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

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]
  • 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

  • Speech community [r]: Add brief definition or description
  • 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]

Other related topics

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