marți, 10 iunie 2014


In John McWhorter's Definning Creole anthology of 2005, his collected articles conveyed the following theme: His hypothesis that creole languages are definable not just in the sociohistorical sense, but in the grammatical sense. His publications since the 1990s have argued that all languages of the world that lack a certain three traits together are creoles. He also argued that in light of their pidgin birth, such languages are les grammatically complex than others, as t
he result of their recent birth as pidgins. these two claims have been highly controversial among creolists as well as other linguists. In Linguistic Simplicity an Complexity, McWorther gathers articles he has written since then, in the wake of responses from a wide range of creolists ang linguists. These articles represent a considerable divergence in direction from his earlier work.

McWhorter, John H.
      Linguistic Simplicity and Complexity: why do lanuages undress? / by John H. McWhorter. - De Gruyter Mouton, 335 p.

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