Unformatted text preview: male speakers to see into the past. If language change is causal connected to contact of language varieties, we expect most change in and around urban sites because there is more encounter with social stratification and with varying contexts of speech. This kind of work focuses attention on urban children or young people to see change in progress. . Pidgin: a rudimentary language, usually just a lexicon, typically involved in trade or commercial contexts. Fanagalo is a modern pidgin used in South African mines where laborers . Many of its lexical items come from Zulu. Creole: When children hear a pidgin they expand it into a full blown language within a generation. Colonial contexts in the 18 th and 19 th centuries produced these. Textbook has examples of Creoles. Social solidarity as motive for variation in language use is interpretative....
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