New resource – Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (supporting materials)

This web site contains supporting electronic material for the Atlas of Pidgin and Creole Language Structures (APiCS)APiCS shows comparable synchronic data on the grammatical and lexical structures of 76 pidgin and creole languages. The language set contains not only the most widely studied Atlantic and Indian Ocean creoles, but also less well known pidgins and creoles from Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Australia, including some extinct varieties, and several mixed languages.

APiCS Online contains information on 76 languages and 130 structural features, which was contributed by 88 contributors. There are 18526 examples illustrating the features and feature values. In addition, APiCS Online is designed to allow comparison with data from WALS (the World Atlas of Language Structures).