Pidgin Grammar: An Introduction to the Creole English of Hawai'i

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Bess Press, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
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Devoted to a serious description of Pidgin origins and grammar, this work on Pidgin grammar does not require knowledge of linguistics. This reference is useful for anyone wanting to know more about this unique language of the Hawaiian Islands.
  

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Contents

The Pronunciation and Writing System of Pidgin
21
Word Classes
31
Phrases
52
Types of sentences
72
Complex sentences
97
Conclusion
108
References
116
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About the author (2003)

Jeff Siegel is Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at the University of New England in Australia and an Associate Researcher at the University of Hawai'i. His main research interests are in contact varieties of language in the Australia-Pacific region. His published work includes Language Contact in a
Plantation Environment: a Sociolinguistic History of Fiji (CUP, 1988), Processes of Language Contact: Studies from Australia and the South Pacific (Fides, 2000), and articles in Language in Society, Studies in Language, Applied Linguistics, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, and the Journal of
Pidgin and Creole Languages.


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