The semantics of Englishes and Creoles: Pacific and Australian perspectives
Levisen, Carsten; Priestley, Carol; Nicholls, Sophie; Goldshtein, Yonatan
This chapter provides a lexical-semantic comparison of a selection of Englishes and English-related creoles in the Australia-Pacific area. Faced with the conundrum in sociolinguistic classificatory practice and its contested categories: �language�, �creole�, �dialect�, �variety�, and �English(es)�, we will attempt to circumvent the problematic of metavocabulary by taking a new, two-pronged approach. Firstly, we rely on semantic primes, simple words meanings such as I, you, people, body, big,...[Show more]
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