Pidgin & DOGthink

IB English B: Pidgin & DOGthink

The case of Pidgin English is an interesting illustration of the pattern-forming force of the mind. Here"s a succinct description of pidgin:-‘By all accounts, it came into being some 300 years ago along the China coast as an intensely loose, linguistic shorthand with a severely limited vocabulary. The words were English and the syntax Chinese, which provided enough common ground for Western sailors and Chinese merchants...

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