PAPUA NEW GUINEA STUDY DICTIONARY TOK PISIN

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Papua New Guinea Tok Pisin English Dictionary

Author : Craig Alan Volker
ISBN : UOM:39015079355908
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Tok Pisin is the official name for the largest lingua franca of Papua New Guinea, a country with more than 800 spoken languages. In a population of more than 5 million, over half are conversant with Tok Pisin. The language has been developed naturally over the last 150 years by the people themselves, as the means of communicating among different language groups. This bilingual dictionary of Tok Pisin and English will be of benefit to people who speak Tok Pisin and want to improve their English, as well as English speakers who are interested in Tok Pisin and want to learn to speak and write it well.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Creole Studies Phylogenetic Approaches

Author : Peter Bakker
ISBN : 9789027265739
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book launches a new approach to creole studies founded on phylogenetic network analysis. Phylogenetic approaches offer new visualisation techniques and insights into the relationships between creoles and non-creoles, creoles and other contact varieties, and between creoles and lexifier languages. With evidence from creole languages in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and the Pacific, the book provides new perspectives on creole typology, cross-creole comparisons, and creole semantics. The book offers an introduction for newcomers to the fields of creole studies and phylogenetic analysis. Using these methods to analyse a variety of linguistic features, both structural and semantic, the book then turns to explore old and new questions and problems in creole studies. Original case studies explore the differences and similarities between creoles, and propose solutions to the problems of how to classify creoles and how they formed and developed. The book provides a fascinating glimpse into the unity and heterogeneity of creoles and the areal influences on their development. It also provides metalinguistic discussions of the “creole” concept from different perspectives. Finally, the book reflects critically on the findings and methods, and sets new agendas for future studies. Creole Studies has been written for a broad readership of scholars and students in the fields of contact linguistics, biolinguistics, sociolinguistics, language typology, and semantics.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Melanesian Pidgin And Tok Pisin

Author : John W. M. Verhaar
ISBN : 9789027230232
Genre : Reference
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The First International Conference on Pidgins and Creoles in Melanesia was planned mainly for Tok Pisin, but no predetermined theme(s) had been proposed to the participants. Nevertheless, in this collection of papers several principal themes stand out.One is that of a revived interest in substratology, both for Tok Pisin and for Bislama. Another is what in fact amounts to a change in perspective from universalism, as supposedly competitive with the substratological orientation, towards a generalist approach to typology, which reduces the apparent polarity, from a theoretical point of view. A third is the pervasive interest of contributors in wider language issues in the social and political life of Papua New Guinea.These interests go back to the linguistic and social experience of the participants, most of whom have a long record of living among the people whose languages they have studied on a day-to-day basis, and to the relative remoteness of their inspiration from the more theoretical and perhaps ultimately untestable issues which surround the universalist approach and its claims for a bioprogram foundation for language.
Category: Reference

The Lexical Typology Of Semantic Shifts

Author : Päivi Juvonen
ISBN : 9783110377675
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The volume focuses on semantic shifts and motivation patterns in the lexicon. Its key feature is its lexico-typological orientation, i.e. a heavy emphasis on systematic cross-linguistic comparison. The book presents current theoretical and methodological trends in the study of semantic shifts and motivational patters based on an abundance of empirical findings across genetically, areally and typologically diverse languages.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Carrier Pidgin

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131561164
Genre : Pidgin English
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Category: Pidgin English