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Language Starts Over—Creoles II

Lecture no. 29 from the course: The Story of Human Language

 Language Starts Over—Creoles II

Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

As new languages, creoles don't have as many frills as older languages, but they do have complexities. Like real languages, creoles change over time, have dialects, and mix with other languages.

36 Lectures

1
Image of  What Is Language?
What Is Language?
0 of 28 min
2
Image of  When Language Began
When Language Began
0 of 30 min
3
Image of  How Language Changes—Sound Change
How Language Changes—Sound Change
0 of 30 min
4
Image of  How Language Changes—Building New Material
How Language Changes—Building New Material
0 of 30 min
5
Image of  How Language Changes—Meaning and Order
How Language Changes—Meaning and Order
0 of 31 min
6
Image of  How Language Changes—Many Directions
How Language Changes—Many Directions
0 of 29 min
7
Image of  How Language Changes—Modern English
How Language Changes—Modern English
0 of 30 min
8
Image of  Language Families—Indo-European
Language Families—Indo-European
0 of 30 min
9
Image of  Language Families—Tracing Indo-European
Language Families—Tracing Indo-European
0 of 30 min
10
Image of  Language Families—Diversity of Structures
Language Families—Diversity of Structures
0 of 29 min
11
Image of  Language Families—Clues to the Past
Language Families—Clues to the Past
0 of 30 min
12
Image of  The Case Against the World’s First Language
The Case Against the World’s First Language
0 of 30 min
13
Image of  The Case For the World’s First Language
The Case For the World’s First Language
0 of 29 min
14
Image of  Dialects—Subspecies of Species
Dialects—Subspecies of Species
0 of 30 min
15
Image of  Dialects—Where Do You Draw the Line?
Dialects—Where Do You Draw the Line?
0 of 30 min
16
Image of  Dialects—Two Tongues in One Mouth
Dialects—Two Tongues in One Mouth
0 of 30 min
17
Image of  Dialects—The Standard as Token of the Past
Dialects—The Standard as Token of the Past
0 of 30 min
18
Image of  Dialects—Spoken Style, Written Style
Dialects—Spoken Style, Written Style
0 of 30 min
19
Image of  Dialects—The Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar
Dialects—The Fallacy of Blackboard Grammar
0 of 29 min
20
Image of  Language Mixture—Words
Language Mixture—Words
0 of 29 min
21
Image of  Language Mixture—Grammar
Language Mixture—Grammar
0 of 29 min
22
Image of  Language Mixture—Language Areas
Language Mixture—Language Areas
0 of 29 min
23
Image of  Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty
Language Develops Beyond the Call of Duty
0 of 30 min
24
Image of  Language Interrupted
Language Interrupted
0 of 29 min
25
Image of  A New Perspective on the Story of English
A New Perspective on the Story of English
0 of 30 min
26
Image of  Does Culture Drive Language Change?
Does Culture Drive Language Change?
0 of 30 min
27
Image of  Language Starts Over—Pidgins
Language Starts Over—Pidgins
0 of 29 min
28
Image of  Language Starts Over—Creoles I
Language Starts Over—Creoles I
0 of 30 min
29
Image of  Language Starts Over—Creoles II
Language Starts Over—Creoles II
0 of 30 min
30
Image of  Language Starts Over—Signs of the New
Language Starts Over—Signs of the New
0 of 30 min
31
Image of  Language Starts Over—The Creole Continuum
Language Starts Over—The Creole Continuum
0 of 30 min
32
Image of  What Is Black English?
What Is Black English?
0 of 30 min
33
Image of  Language Death—The Problem
Language Death—The Problem
0 of 30 min
34
Image of  Language Death—Prognosis
Language Death—Prognosis
0 of 30 min
35
Image of  Artificial Languages
Artificial Languages
0 of 29 min
36
Image of  Finale—Master Class
Finale—Master Class
0 of 30 min

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