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Placenames evidence for NSW Pidgin

Nash, David


NSW Pidgin is documented from fragmentary source material, and evidence is sparse for its probable nineteenth century spread through Queensland to northern Australia. I adduce another source of data bearing on NSW Pidgin’s formation and spread, that found in placenames. I argue that NSW, and northern Australia too, there are ‘Pidgin placenames’: ones that are neither purely of Indigenous origin, nor entirely imposed by the incoming colonists and settlers. The study considers a NSW Pidgin...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Loss and Renewal : Australian Languages Since Colonisation
DOI: 10.1515/9781614518792-011
Access Rights: Open Access


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