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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- The process of evolving from the dialect spoken by persons of mixed French and Negro or Spanish and Negro descent into a standard language or a variety of a standard language.

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  • And the reason why decreolization was so slow in coming to Gullah speech was clearly their greater isolation — a factor which Spears would have his readers believe we...
  • Over the succeeding centuries, this language has undergone a process of decreolization for obvious reasons. for more
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