Sapos iumi mitim iumi : urbanization and creolization in the Solomon Islands
Solcmon Islands Pijin, the least well documented dialect of Melanesian Pidgin, has been for a century a second and secondary language, a lingua franca of piantations and administration. As with Tok Pisin and Bislama, Pijin has long been expanded and stabilized to a degree far beyond the pidgins whose transformation into creoles has become a focus of universalist grammatical theory. The thesis argues that Pijin, like Tok Pisin and Bislama, is undergoinq creolization. But this, it is...[Show more]
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