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The process of pidginization can be described as the occurrence when a situation arises where two people do not communicate through the same form of language. Pidginization results from this encounter as it is a linguistic process regarding sociolinguistics and takes the two different types of language and creates a pidgin from this. Once individuals come in contact with one another on a sufficient number of separate occasions consistently, it becomes necessary that a pidgin language develops if they are not originally able to communicate with one another. Further detail about a pidgin and pidginization includes that the contacting language becomes simplified and the common ground between the two languages is captured. The various steps of this process include that change occurs where the inner form of the language is reduced, the languages converge where they meet commonly, resulting in the final pidgin.
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  • Fall '08
  • COLLINGS
  • Creole language, Pidgin

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