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Pidgin languages

LC control 85102028
LC classificationPM7801 PM7895
Topical headingPidgin languages
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Variant(s)Contact vernaculars
Hybrid languages
Pidgeon languages
Pigeon languages
See alsoLingua francas
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Languages, Mixed
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Scope noteHere are entered works discussing lingua francas which are native to none of those using them and are characterized by a simplified grammar and often mixed vocabulary. Works discussing auxiliary, sometimes mixed, languages used among groups having no other language in common are entered under the heading Lingua francas. Works discussing languages resulting from the intermingling of phonological, grammatical and/or lexical elements from different languages in areas of intensive language contact are entered under the heading Languages, Mixed. Works discussing pidgin languages that have become established as the native languages of a speech community are entered under the heading Creole dialects.
Subject example tracingNotes under Creole dialects; Languages, Mixed; Lingua francas