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Melanesian Pidgin and the Oceanic Substrate by Roger M. Keesing

Melanesian Pidgin and the Oceanic Substrate


Melanesian Pidgin and the Oceanic Substrate by Roger M. Keesing

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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Publication date

1st June 1988


Roger M. Keesing

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Stanford University Press


280 pages


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