Re: Are pidgins natlangs? (was Re: Telona Grammar, part 2)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 14, 2002, 18:25|
Andreas Johansson wrote:
> I thought "natlang" was to be expanded as "native language", in which case
> pidgins by definition aren't any, wereas creoles by definition are. What do
> you mean by "natlang"? "Naturally occuring language"?
That is the usual understanding, yes.
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