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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act or process of (a language) incorporating a considerable range of features from one or more unrelated languages, as the result of contact between language communities,

Usage examples (24)
  • It is also possible that a diasporic population will display "creolization" -- the incorporation of new cultural elements into the mix of its practices, values, and...
  • The point in question is in my essay on "creolization" in the Encyclopedia, which is limited to discussing the language and culture of the Gullah-speaking people of the...
  • Cultural creolization would seem to depend upon linguistic creolization.
  • “Language acquisition and creolization”, Language Creation and Language Change: for more
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