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Traugott, Elizabeth Closs. 1978. Pidginization, creolization, and the 'naturalness' hypothesis. In McCormack, William C. and Stephen A. Wurm, eds. Approaches to language: Anthropological issues. Mouton. pp. 135–150.
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A contribution to the study of language change, and of pidginization and creolization in particular, within the framework of an exploratory view of generative grammar which addresses itself directly to determining what underlies the language user's control of language use. An attempt is made to expand this framework to encompass the dynamic dimension of change.