Language Starts Over—Pidgins
Lecture no. 27 from the course: The Story of Human Language
Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
This lecture is the first of five on how human ingenuity spins new languages out of old through the creation of pidgins and creoles. A pidgin is a stripped-down version of a language suitable for passing, utilitarian use.