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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]

dc.contributor.authorSchokkin, Dineke
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-27T22:57:44Z
dc.date.available2021-05-27T22:57:44Z
dc.identifier.issn1955-2629
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/235191
dc.description.abstractMany 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 elements originating from Tok Pisin are now firmly embedded in Paluai grammar: two verbs, gat and inap, and a conjunction, taim. Moreover, semantic categories are undergoing change and possibly attrition due to many-to-one correspondences. This suggests that it is important to view language contact situations as dynamic and involving two-way processes of change.
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dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKoninklijke Brill
dc.rights© koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2017
dc.sourceJournal of Language Contact
dc.source.urihttps://brill.com/view/journals/jlc/10/1/article-p76_5.xml
dc.subjectstructural borrowing
dc.subjectcreole languages
dc.subjectlanguage contact
dc.titleContact-Induced Change in an Oceanic Language: The Paluai – Tok Pisin Case
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume10
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor200408 - Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
local.identifier.absfor200405 - Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5582616xPUB31
local.publisher.urlhttps://brill.com
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSchokkin, Gerda (Dineke), College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage76
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage97
local.identifier.doi10.1163/19552629-01001005
local.identifier.absseo970120 - Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:21:47Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-85009961452
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenancehttps://v2.sherpa.ac.uk/id/publication/18493..."Published version can be archived in Institutional repository" from SHEPA/RoMEO site as at 28/05/2021
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