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Title: Tok Pisin
Contributor(s): Smith, Geoff P (author); Siegel, Jeff (author)
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstract: Tok Pisin, a dialect of Melanesian Pidgin, is currently the most widely spoken language in Papua New Guinea and also one of three designated national languages. It has an estimated 3 to 5 million speakers. Most of these speak it as a second or auxiliary language, but there is now a considerable population of first language speakers (up to 500,000). Sister dialects are spoken in neighbouring countries in the south west Pacific, Namely Pijin in the Solomon Islands and Bislama in Vanuatu (See Meyerhoff, this volume).
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages, v.I: English-based and Dutch-based Languages, p. 214-222
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Place of Publication: Oxford, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780199691401
Field of Research (FOR): 200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 950202 Languages and Literacy
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Oxford Linguistics
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Editor: Editor(s): Susanne Maria Michaelis, Philippe Mauer, Martin Haspelmath and Magnus Huber
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