LINGUIST List 9.1065

Thu Jul 23 1998

Books: Pidgins and Creoles

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  1. Mira, Pidgins and Creoles

Message 1: Pidgins and Creoles

Date: Tue, 14 Jul 1998 10:28:46 +1000
From: Mira <>
Subject: Pidgins and Creoles


MHLHUSLER, Peter, ed. Papers in Pidgin and Creole Linguistics No. 5
1998, ISBN 0 85883 474 X, v+213pp. Softcover. (in press) A$41.40
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, A-91. Key words: Pidgins and Creoles;
lexicology; Pitcairn; Bislama; Western Australia.
This volume brings together lexicographic and sociolinguistic descriptions
of some of the less well-documented Pidgins, creoles and contact languages
of the Pacific region, adding many important details to current knowledge.

TENT, Jan and France MUGLER, SICOL, Proceedings of the Second
International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics: vol.1, Language Contact
1998, ISBN 0 85883 448 X, ix+146pp. Softcover. A$36.25
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, C-141. Key words: Language contact;
creoles; pidgins.
This volume contains most of the papers presented at the Second
International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics session on language
contact. The papers range far afield, but the bulk are about the Pacific
and in particular Melanesia, the part of the region with the greatest
linguistic diversity and a rich history of language contact. The topics
relate to: Fiji Hindi (David Arms), the Tayo language of New Caledonia
(Chris Core), Belizean creole (Genevieve Escure), Singapore Colloquial
English (Anthea Fraser Gupta), French Antillean creoles (William Jennings),
Melanesian pidgins and creole (Ernest W. Lee), Bislama (Miriam Meyerhoff),
South Indian languages in Fiji (France Mugler), language use and attitudes
in Fiji (France Mugler and Jan Tent), and the language of adolescent first
language Tok Pisin speakers (Geoff P. Smith).

RE-PRINTED in 1998
SHNUKAL, Anna Broken: An Introduction to the Creole Language of Torres Strait
1988, 1998 (reprint), ISBN 0 85883 381 6, iii+328pp. (3 maps, 8 photos) .
Softcover. A$36.20
Pacific Linguistics catalogue number, C-107. Key words: Broken, creole,
Torres Strait.

Pacific Linguistics publications can be obtained in any one of six easy and
convenient ways:


The Australian National University Pacific Linguistics
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Thank you, Mira Kwasik

Mira Kwasik
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Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies
The Australian National University
Canberra 0200 Australia

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