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Belizean Creole. Gender, creole, and the role of women in language change

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Abstract

1.Problems of definition <br /> 1.1 Gender and sex in society <br /> 1.2 Pidgins and creoles <br /> 2. Focus on Belize <br /> 2.1 Sociolinguistic background <br /> 2.2 English influence on Belizean Creole <br /> 2.3 Previous studies of gender in Belize <br /> 2.4 Gender in nominal reference and proverbs <br /> 3. Gender in Belizean conversation <br /> 3.1 Absence of referential gender-marking (generic pronouns) <br /> 3.2 Comparative distribution of pronouns in Belizean and other <br /> Central American Creoles <br /> 4. Gender and linguistic change <br /> 4.1 Linguistic change: The copula <br /> 4.2 Linguistic change: Past tense <br /> 5. Explanations <br /> 6. Conclusion <br /> <i>Notes <br />References</i>

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