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Sapos iumi mitim iumi : urbanization and creolization in the Solomon Islands

Jourdan, Christine

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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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Date published: 1985-08
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10894

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