Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Ling 482 Pidgins and Creoles

Introduces students to the language varieties arising in contact situations. Concentration on African and New World creoles (and African American Vernacular English). Considers the formation of pidgins and creoles in terms of both first and second language acquisition. Looks at the social factors involved in their creation. Expected preparation: Ling 391, Ling 392.




Ling 390 or Span 494.
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