language birth

Dennis Baron debaron at UIUC.EDU
Thu Jul 29 18:26:06 UTC 2004

Okay, this is probably a question I should know the answer to, but I
can't think of an example. I'm writing about English as a world
language and I want to say that one option for the future of English
could be what happened to Latin, ie not death but a segue into a group
of related new languages. Sure, it's unlikely, but my question is this:
are there examples of language birth, like that of the Romance
languages, only more recent?


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