What is it about?
Creoles are much younger than other languages, born in special contact circumstances. This study proves that Haitian Creole is also more transparent, namely that the relations between meaning and form (actual sentences we pronounce) are much more straightforward.
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Why is it important?
This study proposes a new approach to the topic. Furthermore, it gives evidence that in fact there is a correlation between language contact and transparency.
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This page is a summary of: Transparency and language contact, Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, October 2020, John Benjamins, DOI: 10.1075/jpcl.00060.seg.
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