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Melaleuka : a history and description of New South Wales pidgin

Troy, Jakelin Fleur


This thesis is about the genesis and development of the first pidgin English in Australia, called here New South Wales Pidgin. It presents a detailed analysis of the history of the language and a diachronic analysis of developments in the grammar and lexicon of the language. 'Melaleuka' refers to the model devised for the purposes of this thesis to explain the hypothesis on which the work is premised—that NSW Pidgin existed in two dialect forms. The time frame addressed is from the late...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994-06
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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