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Wheels within Wheels

Papers of the Duisburg Symposium on Pidgin and Creole Languages


René Dirven and Martin Pütz

Contents: The role of a bioprogramme (nature hypothesis) in setting up the necessary categories in any language - the role of interactive processes in setting up a new language - the role of distance and access to the standard - the role of interim language varieties in the acquisition of a new language - the role of ideological motives in the growth towards the standard - etc.