LINGUIST List 15.2873

Wed Oct 13 2004

Books: Socioling/Historical Ling: Tyron, Charpenter

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Tryon, Charpenter

Message 1: Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Tryon, Charpenter

Date: 05-Oct-2004
From: Julia Ulrich <>
Subject: Pacific Pidgins and Creoles: Tryon, Charpenter

Title: Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Subtitle: Origins, Growth and development
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 132

Published: 2004
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

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Author: Darrell T. Tryon, Australian National University, Australia
Author: Jean-Michel Charpenter, LACITO (Laboratoire de Langues et Civilisations à Tradition Orale), CNRS

Hardback: ISBN: 3110169983 Pages: xix, 559 Price: Europe EURO 88.00


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.

Darrell T. Tryon is Professor at the Australian National University, Australia.

Jean-Michel Charpentier researches at the LACITO (Laboratoire de Langues et
Civilisations à Tradition Orale), CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche
Scientifique), Paris, France.

Date of Publication: 7/2004

From the Contents:

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Present-day Pacific Pidgins
Chapter 3: Previous theories of pidgin development
Chapter 4: Early days: History of the contacts 1788-1863
Chapter 5: The beginnings: The language situation 1788-1863
Chapter 6: The plantations: History of contacts 1863-1906
Chapter 7: Jargon to pidgin: The language situation 1863-1906
Chapter 8: Colonial days: History of contacts 1906- 975
Chapter 9: Differentiation: The language situation 1906-1975
Chapter 10: Today's world: 1975 to the present


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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Bislama (Language Code: BCY)
                            Tok Pisin (Language Code: PDG)
                            Pijin (Language Code: PIS)

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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