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Title: "Sometime Is Lies": Narrative and Identity in Two Mixed-Origin Island Languages
Contributor(s): Hendery, Rachel (author); Muhlhausler, Peter (author); Nash, Joshua  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: We compare Pitkern-Norf'k and Palmerston narratives to each other and to narrative construction in other more well-known English dialects. This will demonstrate that narratives of these two beach community languages differ from the latter in many parallel ways. We discuss the narrative types 'historical stories' and 'tall tales' taken from the historical record and from our own fieldwork on Palmerston Island and Norfolk Island. Stories the islanders tell about themselves and their history will be the main focus as these illustrate the islanders' conception of their identity. Pertinent questions of historicity arise when multiple conflicting accounts of an event exist, or when the islanders' own oral histories differ from the information in the European colonial record.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Narrative and Identity Construction in the Pacific Islands, v.21, p. 101-116
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, Netherlands
ISBN: 9789027268679
Field of Research (FOR): 200499 Linguistics not elsewhere classified
200405 Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
200408 Linguistic Structures (incl. Grammar, Phonology, Lexicon, Semantics)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Studies in Narrative
Series Number : 21
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Editor: Editor(s): Gounder, Farzana
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