The Pacific and Australasia

Overview

This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken in the Pacific and Australasia, including regional, social and ethnic dicalects (such as New Zealand, Australian Vernacular, or Maori English) as well as pidgins and creoles (such as Tok Pisin, Hawaii Creole, or Kriol in Australia). The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are ...
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Overview

This volume gives a detailed overview of the varieties of English spoken in the Pacific and Australasia, including regional, social and ethnic dicalects (such as New Zealand, Australian Vernacular, or Maori English) as well as pidgins and creoles (such as Tok Pisin, Hawaii Creole, or Kriol in Australia). The chapters, written by widely acclaimed specialists, provide concise and comprehensive information on the phonological, morphological and syntactic characteristics of each variety discussed. The articles are followed by exercises and study questions. The exercises are geared towards students and can be used for classroom assignments as well as for self study in preparation for exams. Instructors can use the exercises, sound samples and interactive maps to enhance their classroom presentations and to highlight important language features. The accompanying CD-ROM contains interactive maps and speech samples that supplement the printed articles and offer material and data for further research. The rich detail found in the chapters as well as the valuable tools on the CD-Rom make this survey of English Varieties a mainstay for researchers and teachers. Key features indispensable textbook for students of English linguistics exercises and study questions interactive CD-ROM
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Editorial Reviews

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"The publishers are to be commended for not limiting the content of the CD-ROM to just Pacific varieties."Sarah J. Roberts in: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 24:2/2009
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783110196375
  • Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
  • Publication date: 3/18/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 618
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents of companion volumes

Abbreviations

List of features: Phonology and phonetics Edgar W. Schneider Schneider, Edgar W.

List of features: Morphology and syntax Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd

General introduction Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd Edgar W. Schneider Schneider, Edgar W. 1

General references 8

Introduction Varieties of English in the Pacific and Australasia Kate Burridge Burridge, Kate Bernd Kortmann Kortmann, Bernd 23

Phonology

New Zealand English: phonology Laurie Bauer Bauer, Laurie Paul Warren Warren, Paul 39

Regional and social differences in New Zealand: phonology Elizabeth Gordon Gordon, Elizabeth Margaret Maclagan Maclagan, Margaret 64

Maori English: phonology Paul Warren Warren, Paul Laurie Bauer Bauer, Laurie 77

Australian English: phonology Barbara M. Horvath Horvath, Barbara M. 89

Regional characteristics of Australian English: phonology David Bradley Bradley, David 111

Australian Creoles and Aboriginal English: phonetics and phonology Ian G. Malcolm Malcolm, Ian G. 124

Bislama: phonetics and phonology Terry Crowley Crowley, Terry 142

Solomon Islands Pijin: phonetics and phonology Christine Jourdan Jourdan, Christine Rachel Selbach Selbach, Rachel 164

Tok Pisin in Papua New Guinea: phonology Geoff P. Smith Smith, Geoff P. 188

Hawai'i Creole: phonology Kent Sakoda Sakoda, Kent Jeff Siegel Siegel, Jeff 210

Fiji English: phonology Jan Tent Tent, Jan France Mugler Mugler, France 234

Norfolk Island-Pitcairn English: phonetics and phonology John Ingram Ingram, John Peter Muhlhausler Muhlhausler, Peter 267

Synopsis: phonetics and phonology of English spoken in thePacific and Australasian region Kate Burridge Burridge, Kate 292

Morphology and Syntax

New Zealand English: morphosyntax Marianne Hundt Hundt, Marianne Jennifer Hay Hay, Jennifer Elizabeth Gordon Gordon, Elizabeth 305

Australian English: morphology and syntax Peter Collins Collins, Peter Pam Peters Peters, Pam 341

Australian Vernacular English: some grammatical characteristics Andrew Pawley Pawley, Andrew 362

Hypocoristics in Australian English Jane Simpson Simpson, Jane 398

Australian Creoles and Aboriginal English: morphology and syntax Ian G. Malcolm Malcolm, Ian G. 415

Bislama: morphology and syntax Terry Crowley Crowley, Terry 444

Solomon Islands Pijin: morphology and syntax Christine Jourdan Jourdan, Christine 467

Tok Pisin: morphology and syntax Geoff Smith Smith, Geoff 488

Hawai'i Creole: morphology and syntax Kent Sakoda Sakoda, Kent Jeff Siegel Siegel, Jeff 514

Fiji English: morphology and syntax France Mugler Mugler, France Jan Tent Tent, Jan 546

Norfolk Island-Pitcairn English (Pitkern Norfolk): morphology and syntax Peter Muhlhausler Muhlhausler, Peter 568

Synopsis: morphological and syntactic variation in the Pacific and Australasia Kate Burridge Burridge, Kate 583

Index of subjects 601

Index of varieties and languages 616

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