Tok Pisin Texts

From the beginning to the present

| University of Adelaide
| The Australian National University
| University of Oxford
ISBN 9789027247186 (Eur) | EUR 115.00
ISBN 9781588114563 (USA) | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027295903 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
Tok Pisin is one of the most important languages of Melanesia and is used in a wide range of public and private functions in Papua New Guinea. The language has featured prominently in Pidgin and Creole linguistics and has featured in a number of debates in theoretical linguistics. With their extensive fieldwork experience and vast knowledge of the archives relating to Papua New Guinea, Peter Mühlhäusler, Thomas E. Dutton and Suzanne Romaine compiled this Tok Pisin text collection. It brings together representative samples of the largest Pidgin language of the Pacific area. These texts represent about 150 years of development of this language and will be an invaluable resource for researchers, language policy makers and individuals interested in the history of Papua New Guinea.
[Varieties of English Around the World, T9]  2003.  x, 284 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Sociohistorical and grammatical aspects of Tok Pisin
Peter Mühlhäusler
I. From early contacts and Gut Taim Bilong Siaman: (the Good Old Days of the German Administration)
II. Indigenous voices 1920–1945
III. The use of Tok Pisin by missions and government
IV. Indigenous voices 1950–1970
V. Traditional indigenous voices 1970 to the present
VI. Translations of foreign voices
VII. Urban Tok Pisin and the influence of English
VIII. New written genres
IX. Creolized varieties of Tok Pisin
“The main attraction of this work is that it fills a previously unoccupied niche by providing a reasonably compact source book for students of Tok Pisin, who can get a broad sampling of the language over the course of its development and use it as a springboard for more in-depth study.”
“This collection of texts is a gold mine for any serious student of Tok Pisin. It is especially useful for those who do not live in , or have not had the opportunity to travel to Papua New Guinea. The editors are a virtual Who's Who Tok Pisin research in the 1970s and 80s, and each has made an important contribution to Tok Pisin pedagogy.”
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BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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