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No single theory explains how C/P originate. May include some of the
following but no one theory explains everything:
- Not Convergence through reduction to minimal linguistic universals
- Not parallel evolution due to parallels in the relationship
between superior and subordinate (Bloomfield et al.)
- Not African retentions.
- Not descent from one original (Portuguese) pidgin (Sabir, based on
Provençal (?), used during Crusades in the Mediterranean).
- Baby Talk or Foreigner Talk
Tue Mar 25 08:54:40 EST 1997