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Contact-Induced Change in an Oceanic Language: The Paluai – Tok Pisin Case

Schokkin, Dineke

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Many studies have focused on substrate influence on the creole languages of Melanesia – Tok Pisin, Solomons Pijin and Bislama. The same cannot be said with regard to influence in the opposite direction: contact-induced change occurring in local vernaculars due to pressure from the creole. This paper presents a case study of several instances of structural borrowing and semantic category change in Paluai, an Oceanic language spoken in Papua New Guinea. It is shown that a number of functional...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/235191
Source: Journal of Language Contact
DOI: 10.1163/19552629-01001005
Access Rights: Open Access

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