Publication details [#3438]

Fox, James A. 1977. Implications of the jargon/pidgin dichotomy for social and linguistic analysis of the Gastarbeiter pidgin German community. In Molony, Carol H., Helmut Zobl and Wilfried Stölting, eds. Deutsch im Kontakt mit anderen Sprachen/German in contact with other languages. Scriptor. pp. 40–46.
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Article in book
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Language as a subject


F. distinguishes between pidgins and jargons, and argues that Gastarbeiter German is a classic pidgin. Incipient creolization can be observed. F. stresses the importance of Gastarbeiter Pidgin German to the theory of language adaptivity.