Fiorenzo Toso

Some little-known texts in Lingua Franca

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Keywords: Pidgin; linguistic contact; Italian in Northern Africa.

The work starts with observations concerning some texts containing morphological and syntactic elements typical of the type of simplified Italian known as Lingua Franca. This is the basis for a critical analysis of the themes and problems relating to this form of communication. These little-known materials highlight the difficulty in recognizing the phenomenon of Lingua Franca with a statute as a stabilised pidgin.

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