By Emanuel J. Drechsel
This quantity offers a historical-sociolinguistic description and research of Maritime Polynesian Pidgin. It bargains linguistic and sociohistorical substantiation for a nearby jap Polynesian-based pidgin, and demanding situations traditional Eurocentric assumptions approximately early colonial touch within the japanese Pacific by means of arguing that Maritime Polynesian Pidgin preceded the advent of Pidgin English through up to a century. Emanuel J. Drechsel not just opens up new methodological avenues for historical-sociolinguistic learn in Oceania via a mixture of philology and ethnohistory, but additionally supplies higher acceptance to Pacific Islanders in early touch among cultures. scholars and researchers engaged on language touch, language typology, historic linguistics and sociolinguistics should want to learn this booklet. It redefines our figuring out of ways Europeans and american citizens interacted with Pacific Islanders in japanese Polynesia in the course of early encounters and gives an alternate version of language touch.
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