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Diagnostic features of English-lexified creoles: First attestations from Virgin Islands English Creole

Author(s): Andrei A. Avram

Journal: Bucharest Working Papers in Linguistics
ISSN 2069-9239

Volume: XIII;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 111;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: diagnostic features | creoles | Atlantic | world-wide | Caribbean

This paper presents the earliest attestations in Virgin Islands English Creole of the diagnostic features of English-lexified contact languages proposed by Baker and Huber (2001). It compares the distribution of these features in Virgin Islands English Creole and in the seven Atlantic English-lexified pidgins and creoles considered by Baker and Huber (2001). Also included is a discussion of a number of selected features.

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