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Chinese-Based Pidgins and Creoles: Chinese Pidgin English, Wutun, Tangwang Language, Kyakhta Russian-Chinese Pidgin
by:General Books LLC
Chapters: Chinese Pidgin English, Wutun, Tangwang Language, Kyakhta Russian-Chinese Pidgin. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 21. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Chinese Pidgin English (simplified Chinese: ;...
Chapters: Chinese Pidgin English, Wutun, Tangwang Language, Kyakhta Russian-Chinese Pidgin. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 21. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Chinese Pidgin English (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: yáng jìng bng yng y) is a Pidgin language between English and Chinese. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, there was also Chinese Pidgin English spoken in Cantonese-speaking portions of China. Chinese Pidgin English is heavily influenced by various Chinese languages with variants arising among different provinces (for example in Shanghai and Ningbo). A separate Chinese Pidgin English has sprung up in more recent decades in places such as Nauru. English first arrived in China in the 1630s, when British traders arrived in South China. Chinese Pidgin English was spoken first in the areas of Macao and Guangzhou, later spreading north to Shanghai by the 1830s. "Yangjing Bang English" in Chinese (, or ) derives from the name of a former creek in Shanghai near the Bund where local workers communicated with English-speaking foreigners in pidgin (broken English). Historically, it was a modified form of English developed in the 17th century for use as a trade language or lingua franca between the British and the Chinese. Chinese Pidgin started in Guangzhou (Canton), China, after the British established their first trading port there in 1664. Because the British found Chinese an extremely difficult language to learn and because the Chinese held the English in low esteem and therefore disdained to learn their language, Pidgin English was developed by the English and adapted by the Chinese for business purposes. The term "pidgin" itself is a corruption of the pronunciation of the English word "business" by the Chinese. Chinese Pidgin continued in use until a...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2067130
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