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  • Yes, I did learn a bit of Tok Pisin, though I've never been to PNG. Here's a link to a little textbook I put together for students when I was teaching a course in English-based pidgins and creoles:
    https://archive.org/details/WholeBook/mode/2up
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    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    Cool, thank you! What other creoles have you studied?
    FinnJames
    FinnJames
    Like any linguist (in the sense of academic who studies how languages work) I've looked at many creoles -- Papiamento from Curacao, the French creole of Mauritius, Jamaican, Sanan English creole from Surinam. But Tok Pisin is the only one I actually learned how to speak well enough to hold a conversation in.
    RaphaCam
    RaphaCam
    That's very cool. I presume that's because creoles give us an insight on how languages are born? What are your thoughts on Derek Bickerton? I was recently reading him.
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