Creole language

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A creole language, or simply a creole, is a stable natural language that has developed from a pidgin. Creoles differ from pidginsbecause creoles have been nativized by children as their primary language, with the result that they have features of natural languages that are normally missing from pidgins, which are not anyone's first language

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Creole languageAcreole language, or simply acreole, is a stablenatural languagethat has developed from apidgin. Creoles differ frompidginsbecause creoles have beennativizedby children as their primary language, with the result that they have features of natural languages that are normally missing from pidgins, which are not anyone's first language.Thevocabularyof a creole language is largely supplied by the parent languages, particularly that of the most dominant group in the social context of the creole's construction, though there are often clear phonetic and semantic shifts. On the other hand, the grammar often has original features that may differ substantially from those of the parent languages.OverviewA creole is believed to arise when a pidgin, developed by adults for use as a second language, becomes the native and primary language of their children - a process known asnativization. The pidgin-creole life cycle was studied byHallin the 1960s. Creoles share more grammatical similarities with each other than with the languages from which they are phylogenetically derived. However, there is no widely accepted theory that would account for those perceived similarities.Moreover, no grammatical feature has been shown to be specific to creoles,although it is generally acknowledged that creoles have simpler and less sophisticated grammar than longer-established languagesMany of the creoles known today arose in the last 500 years, as a result of the worldw

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