LINGUIST List 9.1239

Tue Sep 8 1998

Books: Pidgins & creoles, Oceanic Ling

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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.

For more information, contact:
Pacific Linguistics


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).

For more information, contact:
Pacific Linguistics
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  • Edinburgh University Press
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  • John Benjamins Publishing Company
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  • Mouton de Gruyter
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  • Francais Pratique
  • Pacific Linguistics
  • Routledge
  • Summer Institute of Linguistics