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Books: Dialectology: Muhlhausler et al(eds)

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  1. paul, Tok Pisin Texts: Muhlhausler et al(eds)

Message 1: Tok Pisin Texts: Muhlhausler et al(eds)

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 12:22:21 -0500 (EST)
From: paul <>
Subject: Tok Pisin Texts: Muhlhausler et al(eds)

Title: Tok Pisin Texts
Subtitle: From the beginning to the present
Series Title: Varieties of English Around the World T9

Publication Year: 2003

Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: 

Editors: Peter Muhlhausler, University of Adelaide 
 Thomas E.Dutton, The Australian National University 
 Suzanne Romaine, University of Oxford 

Hardback: ISBN: 1588114562, Pages: x, 286 pp., Price: USD: 15.00

Comment: Hardback: ISBN: 9027247188, Pages: x, 286 pp., Price: EUR 115.00


Tok Pisin is one of the most important languages of Melanesia and is
used in a wide range of public and private functions in Papua New
Guinea. The language has featured prominently in Pidgin and Creole
linguistics and has featured in a number of debates in theoretical
linguistics. With their extensive fieldwork experience and vast
knowledge of the archives relating to Papua New Guinea, Peter
Muhlhausler,Thomas E. Dutton and Suzanne Romaine compiled
this Tok Pisin text collection. It brings together representative
samples of the largest Pidgin language of the Pacific area. These
texts represent about 150 years of development of this language and
will be an invaluable resource for researchers, language policy makers
and individuals interested in the history of Papua New Guinea.

Table of contents

Sociohistorical and grammatical aspects of Tok Pisin
Peter Muhlhausler 1
I. From early contacts and Gut Taim Bilong Siaman: (the Good Old Days of the 
German Administration) 35 
II. Indigenous voices 1920-1945 57 
III. The use of Tok Pisin by missions and government 65 
IV. Indigenous voices 1950-1970 79 
V. Traditional indigenous voices 1970 to the present 87 
VI. Translations of foreign voices 151 
VII. Urban Tok Pisin and the influence of English 181 
VIII. New written genres 213 
IX. Creolized varieties of Tok Pisin 267 
Bibliography 281

		Dialectology (Sociolinguistics) 

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)

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