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contact language

n.
See pidgin.
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16) This phenomenon should not be underestimated as the other contact language of Nganasan, Evenki, shows an entirely different construction.
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Says Payodhi, "I strongly feel that there is a communication gap between government functionaries and tribal communities due to absence of contact language.
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Talks broke down Tuesday after the two third-party companies that manage the Kroger warehouse, Transervice Logistics and Zenith Logistics, reneged on proposed contact language both sides had agreed upon in previous negotiations.
Tribal communities become bilinguals ill their mother tongues and the dominant contact language so that their mother tongues are maintained, albeit in a marginalized manner mostly confined to the home domains only.
In Tok Pisin, the contact language, 'to win' and 'wind' are both translated by 'win'.
The sociolinguistic situation of Egyptian-ruled Canaan, where Akkadian had already attained currency as a written language in the Middle Bronze Age and Hurrian was introduced in the Late Bronze, would appear to have been an excellent locus for development of a contact language, and other known hybrid languages would seem to provide good analogies on the basis of which to explain Canaano-Akkadian.
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