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Guy, Gregory R. 1981. Parallel variability in American dialects of Spanish and Portuguese. In Sankoff, David and Henriette Cedergren, eds. Variation omnibus. Linguistic Research. pp. 85–96.
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G. argues that the linguistic parallelisms between Brazil and the Hispanic Carribeans, in conjunction with the social history of these areas, is evidence for the hypothesis that the languages of these two areas at some point in their history underwent parallel processes of pidginization and/or creolization.