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The relationship between language ideology and language change in a small, isolated community: the case of Palmerston Island

Hendery, Rachel


Palmerston Island is a tiny isolated community in the Pacific. Over the past 140 years it has developed a unique linguistic and cultural identity, influenced by England, the Cook Islands, and more recently New Zealand. The islanders strongly identify with England and consider themselves very different from the rest of the Cook Islands, to which Palmerston Island officially belongs. This paper explores the relationship between Palmerston Islanders� conceptions of themselves and their linguistic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Te Reo: Journal of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand


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