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Re: Fluency Wish-List (and question)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, April 13, 2000, 20:33
In a message dated 4/13/2000 5:41:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Barry_Garcia@MONTEREY.EDU writes:

<< I have been thinking of doing a creole based off of Saalangal (yeah I
 know, yet another conlang). Now, would it be best to do a pidgin first,
 and then evolve it from there? Or  would it be simpler to just go in full
 force and do a creole?  >>

You may already know this, but the best authority on pidgins/creoles is Derek
Bickerton (Hawaii, or maybe retired by now).  At least one book and no doubt
many articles.  _Oceanic Linguistics_ might have things by him or his
followers-- it's on line at the U.Hawaii/Linguistics website (index only for
most past issues).
IIRC, the sequence in This world is: pidgin > creole