Mixed Languages
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Following Winford (2003:169) mixed languages, also known as "bilingual mixed languages" or "intertwined languages", are bilingual mixtures that result in an independent language which is not mutually intelligible with its source languages. A mixed language is the native language of the community that uses it. Mixed languages evolve out of two-language contact situations where there is widespread bilingualism within at least one of the two source communities. The grammatical and lexical component…

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Keith DEDE, “Mixed Languages”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 29 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000271>
First published online: 2015



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