Pacific pidgins and creoles : origins, growth and development

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  • De Gruyter E-DITION 2: BEST OF LINGUISTICS TITLES IN ENGLISH ; ISBN: 9783110305616
Published
  • Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter 2004
Physical description
1 online resource (580 p.)
ISBN
  • 3-11-089968-X
Notes
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-550) and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
  • English
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  • Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed Sep. 08, 2016)
Contents
  • ""Acknowledgements""; ""List of maps, figures and tables""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Chapter 1: Introduction""; ""Chapter 2: Present-day Pacific Pidgins""; ""2.1. Bislama""; ""2.2. Solomon Islands Pijin""; ""2.3. Tok Pisin (Papua New Guinea)""; ""2.4. Pitcairn-Norfolk""; ""2.5. Hawaiian Pidgin English""; ""2.6. Ngatik Menâ€?s Language""; ""2.7. Australian Kriol""; ""2.8. Broken (Torres Strait)""; ""2.9. Nauruan Pidgin English""; ""Chapter 3: Previous theories of pidgin development""; ""3.0. Introduction""; ""3.1. Genesis and general theory""; ""3.2. The genesis of contact languages in Oceania""
  • ""3.3. Conclusion""""Chapter 4: Early days: History of contacts 1788â€?1863""; ""A. The Australian scene""; ""4.1. New South Wales""; ""4.2. Queensland""; ""4.3. South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia""; ""4.4. Tasmania""; ""B. Australia â€? South Pacific island maritime links""; ""4.5. Summary of recorded South Pacific voyages 1788â€?1840""; ""Chapter 5: The beginnings: The language situation 1788â€?1863""; ""5.0. Introductory""; ""5.1. Foreigner Talk and European contact in Australia and the Pacific""; ""5.2. Samples of New South Wales Pidgin 1788â€?1850""
  • ""5.3. New South Wales Pidgin glossary 1788â€?1850""""5.4. Examples from Pacific states pre-1863""; ""5.5. Pacific Pidgin glossary 1788â€?1850 (list of first usages, including Australia and Pacific)""; ""Chapter 6: The plantations: History of contacts 1863â€?1906""; ""6.1. Introductory""; ""6.2. The overseas plantations""; ""6.3. The sources of labour""; ""6.4. Other Pacific states involved pre-1863""; ""6.5. Plantations at home""; ""Chapter 7: Jargon to pidgin: The language situation 1863â€?1906""; ""7.0. Introduction""; ""7.1. Examples from 19th century written sources""
  • ""7.2. The 1885â€?1886 Royal Commission""""7.3. Queensland Canefields English""; ""7.4. The Vanuatu corpus""; ""7.5. Conclusions""; ""Chapter 8: Colonial days: History of contacts 1906â€?1975""; ""8.0. Introductory""; ""8.1. Plantations in the New Hebrides Condominium (Vanuatu)""; ""8.2. Papua New Guinea (and Samoa)""; ""8.3. Solomon Islands""; ""Chapter 9: Differentiation: The language situation 1906â€?1975""; ""9.1. Overall language situation at the beginning of the 20th Century""; ""9.2. New Hebrides (Vanuatu)""; ""9.3. Solomon Islands""; ""9.4. Papua New Guinea""
  • ""9.5. Bislama, Solomons Pijin and Tok Pisin: differential elements""""9.6. Conclusions""; ""Chapter 10: Todayâ€?s world: 1975 to the present""; ""10.1. Vanuatu""; ""10.2. Papua New Guinea (PNG)""; ""10.3. Solomon Islands""; ""10.4 Conclusion of Chapter 10""; ""Chapter 11: Conclusion""; ""Appendix I. Konstitusin blong Ripablik blong Vanuatu (Niu Hebredis) 1980""; ""Appendix II. Maps""; ""References""; ""Index""
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Summary

  • Pacific Pidgins and Creoles discusses the complex and fascinating history of English-based pidgins in the Pacific, especially the three closely related Melanesian pidgins: Tok Pisin, Pijin, and Bislama. The book details the central role of the
  • Pacific Pidgins and Creoles discusses the complex and fascinating history of English-based pidgins in the Pacific, especially the three closely related Melanesian pidgins: Tok Pisin, Pijin, and Bislama. The book details the central role of the port of Sydney and the linguistic synergies between Australia and the Pacific islands in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the role of Pacific islander plantation labor overseas, and the differentiation which has taken place in the pidgins spoken in the Melanesian island states in the 20th century. It also looks at the future of Pacific pidgins at a time of increasing vernacular language endangerment.

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