However, a stress on Pidgin poetry in this study does not mean that it is only in poetry that the Pidgin language
has been utilized.
It is important to acknowledge the fact that Holm does not stand alone in the initial crusade for (the recognition of) pidgin languages
alongside other major types of languages, and specifically as encountered in Nigeria, i.e.
The previous statement could be regarded as a refined definition of forced grammaticalization, which covers the two groups of changes in Estonian and Finnish, as well as instances of abrupt grammaticalization in pidgin languages
and local varieties of internationally used languages.
This process has been reflected in the development of a number of pidgin languages
and the establishment of English and French as the dominant world languages in the Pacific.
5-19), provides first a definition of the term "pidgin" and then gives a brief account of all the English-based pidgin languages
spoken in the Pacific today, namely, Bislama (the national language of Vanuatu), Solomon Islands Pijin, Tok Pisin (spoken in Papua New Guinea), Pitcairn-Norfolk, Hawaiian Pidgin English, Ngatik Men's Language, Australian Kriol, Broken (spoken on the Torres Strait Islands), and Nauruan Pidgin English.
But, they concede, that reliance faded over time as creoles replaced African slaves, biblical names replaced some African-based names, English displaced pidgin languages
, and Christianity became dominant in the quarters.