Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: the emergence of a national language in Vanuatu

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Clarendon Press, 1990 - Foreign Language Study - 422 pages
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Bislama is the variety of Melanesian Pidgin spoken in Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides). In this learned study, Crowley traces the history and development of Bislama from the 1840s to the present. Drawing on written records and other historical sources, he examines the language's labor history, and discusses the evolution of its grammatical construction.

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The Language and its Name
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Language Contact since 1865
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TERRY CROWLEY has been a member of the history department at the University of Guelph since 1971. Originally an eighteenth-century specialist, he has written widely on rural and women's history.

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