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Unformatted text preview: . Name Section & TA Linguistics 1 H OMEWORK 6 1. Read LF 11.7. Both of the case studies given in this file had characteristics that are atypical of language contact situations (e.g., the lack of lexical borrowing among the languages in Kupwar; the borrowing of English basic vocabulary and morphology into Deitsch). Explain why these are atypical, and give reasons why they might be happening in these particular contact situations. (12 points) 2. The following data are also taken from Tok Pisin, an English-based expanded pidgin. Which of the common features of pidgins mentioned in 11.3 are found in these examples? Explain your answers. (TRANS is used to signify a transitive verb.) (10 points) (1) [ kapa lid/cap bilong belong pinga finger i waitpela] white The fingernail is white/The fingernails are white. (2) [ jumi we save can tok talk pisin] pidgin We can speak Tok Pisin. (3) [ mi I laik like baim buy sampela some pis] fish I want/would like to buy some fish. (4)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/01/2010 for the course ECON Econ 11 taught by Professor Mcdevitt during the Fall '07 term at UCLA.
- Fall '07