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The Emergence of Hybrid Grammars: Language Contact and Change

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The Emergence of Hybrid Grammars: Language Contact and Change - Aboh, Enoch Olade
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Children are extremely gifted in acquiring their native languages, but languages nevertheless change over time. Why does this paradox exist? In this study of creole languages, Enoch Olade Aboh addresses this question, arguing that language acquisition requires contact between different linguistic sub-systems that feed into the hybrid grammars that learners develop. There is no qualitative difference between a child learning their language in a multilingual environment and a child raised in a monolingual environment. In both ...

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The Emergence of Hybrid Grammars: Language Contact and Change 2019, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521150224

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The Emergence of Hybrid Grammars: Language Contact and Change 2015, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521769983

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