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Re: Creolization (was Zhyler & Kele Babel Texts)

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 18, 2003, 14:53
>This in turn meant that the children of slaves learnt the language >of their masters more or less as the master's children did, >which explains why AAVE is in most respects identical to dialects >of rural Southern American English. Gullah is divergent, in this
What is the currently prevaling hypothesis/corellary for this?
>I would not discount Bickerton's bioprogram which you describe >above entirely; there is always a role for markedness in any >language change. However, he and sociolinguists like him have >IMO vastly overstated the role of markedness.
Not at all unusual, thought, in the field of linguistics.
>Two books I suggest for an alternative view of Pidgins and Creoles: >"Explaining Language Change" by William Croft, and "The Ecology of >Language Evolution" by Salikoko Muwfwene.
Thanks. I'll try to locate copies of these. _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: smart spam protection and 2 months FREE*