Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   
Sun Image

Title: Pacific Pidgins and Creoles
Subtitle: Origins, Growth and development
Written By: Darrell T Tryon
Jean-Michel Charpenter
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/rs/bookSingle.cfm?id=IS-3110169983-1&l=E
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs 132
Description:

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


TO ORDER, PLEASE CONTACT

SFG Servicecenter-Fachverlage
Postfach 4343
72774 Reutlingen, Germany
Fax: +49 (0)7071 - 93 53 - 33
E-mail: deGruyter@s-f-g.com


For USA, Canada, Mexico:

Walter de Gruyter, Inc.
PO Box 960
Herndon, VA 20172-0960
Tel.: +1 (703) 661 1589
Tel. Toll-free +1 (800) 208 8144
Fax: +1 (703) 661 1501 e-mail: degruytermail@presswarehouse.com

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
Review: Read the review
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Bislama
Tok Pisin
Pijin
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3110169983
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: xix, 559
Prices: Europe EURO 88.00