Melanesian Pidgin and the Oceanic Substrate

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Stanford University Press, 1988 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
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Topics in this volume include: interlingual contact in the Pacific to the mid-19th century; the Sandalwood period; the Tok Pisin language; oceanic Austronesian languages; structures and sources of pidgin syntax; the pidgin pronominal system; and calquing - pidgin and Solomons languages.
 

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Contents

Introduction i
11
Interlingual Contact in the Pacific to the MidNineteenth Century
13
The Sandalwood Period
26
The Labor Trade
35
The Tok Pisin Lineage
51
Oceanic Austronesian Languages
62
Substrate Superstrate and Universals
89
Structures and Sources of Pidgin Syntax
105
SubjectReferencing Pronouns and the Predicate Marker
143
The Development of Solomons Pidgin
171
The Solomons Pidgin Pronominal System
189
Pidgin and Solomons Languages
210
Conclusion
227
Appendix
230
References Cited
251
Index
261

The Pidgin Pronominal System
133

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