noun see pidgin

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  • pidginization — See pidgin. * * * …   Universalium

  • pidginization — pid·gin·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • pidginization — ˌpijə̇nə̇ˈzāshən noun ( s) : the process of pidginizing * * * pidginīzāˈtion or pidginīsāˈtion noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pidgin …   Useful english dictionary

  • pidginize — pidginization, n. /pij euh nuyz /, v.t., pidginized, pidginizing. to develop (a language) into a pidgin. Also, esp. Brit., pidginise. [1935 40; PIDGIN + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Creole language — A creole language, or simply a creole, is a stable natural language developed from the mixing of parent languages; creoles differ from pidgins (which are believed by scholars to be necessary precedents of creoles) in that they have been nativized …   Wikipedia

  • Germanic substrate hypothesis — The Germanic substrate hypothesis is an attempt to explain the distinctive nature of the Germanic languages within the context of the Indo European language family. It postulates that the elements of the common Germanic vocabulary and syntactical …   Wikipedia

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  • Mervyn C. Alleyne — Mervyn Coleridge Alleyne (born in Trinidad and Tobago on 13 June 1933) is a sociolinguist, creolist and dialectologist whose work has focused on the creole languages of the Caribbean. He attended Queen s Royal College in Port of Spain and later… …   Wikipedia

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  • pidgin — noun Etymology: pidgin English Date: 1876 a simplified speech used for communication between people with different languages • pidginization noun • pidginize transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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