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Mon Oct 19 2020

Books: Pitkern-Norf’k: Mühlhäusler

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Date: 19-Oct-2020
From: Asja Kusnezowa <>
Subject: Pitkern-Norf’k: Mühlhäusler
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Title: Pitkern-Norf’k
Subtitle: The Language of Pitcairn Island and Norfolk Island
Series Title: Dialects of English [DOE], 17
Published: 2020
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Peter Mühlhäusler
Hardback: ISBN: 9781501510465 Pages: 416 Price: Europe EURO 99.95

This book tells the story of the language of the Bounty mutineers and their Polynesian consorts that developed on remote Pitcairn Island in the late 18th century. Most of their descendants subsequently relocated to Norfolk Island. It is an in-depth study of the complex linguistic, ecological and sociohistorical forces that have been involved in the formation and subsequent development of this unique endangered language on both islands.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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