Publication details [#12716]

Publication type
Article in book
Publication language
Language as a subject


Decreolization is viewed as the process through with creole gradually merges with the standard language of the community, as a result of the increased access to and 'targeting' of the latter. The present paper reports on a longitudinal study of Hawai'i's creole continuum, focusing on decreolization rates of different linguistic and discoursal features; the proposal that decreolization occurs across generations; the role of political and socio-psychological factors in decreolization.