LINGUIST List 11.1696

Mon Aug 7 2000

Qs: Nigerian Pidging, L1 and Written Language

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  1. Jens Harder, History and Special Features of Nigerian Pidgin
  2. Thomas T. Field, The Possibility of L1 Being a Written Language

Message 1: History and Special Features of Nigerian Pidgin

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 14:26:20 +0200
From: Jens Harder <j_hardergmx.de>
Subject: History and Special Features of Nigerian Pidgin

hi

i am currently working on narratives in nigerian pidgin and i am looking =
for material about the history and about special features of nigerian =
pidgin. i am especially interested in stuff that is not older than ten =
years. thanks
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Message 2: The Possibility of L1 Being a Written Language

Date: Fri, 4 Aug 2000 12:56:54 -0400
From: Thomas T. Field <tfieldumbc.edu>
Subject: The Possibility of L1 Being a Written Language

Does anyone know of an individual whose L1 might have been some 
written form of language? It seems to me that there may have been 
profoundly deaf people whose primary linguistic input was writing 
(whose caregivers might have begun by creating an elaborate set of 
flashcards, for example).

Tom Field

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Thomas Field
Center for the Humanities
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250

Tel. 410-455-6798 Fax. 410-455-1063
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