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This assortment in honor of creolist Charlene Junko Sato (1951-1996) brings jointly contributions through best experts in pidgin-creole reviews in 3 fundamental components: Pidgin-Creole Genesis and improvement; Attitudes and schooling, and Creole Discourse and Literature. The kinds lined come from English, French and Spanish lexical bases and from areas as a long way aside as Africa, Australia, Hawaii, and the Read more...

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While in the context of the present paper one might be tempted to regard Pidgin Hawaiian as merely one pole of a HawaiianEnglish pidgin continuum, that pole represented the speech of a substantial portion of the population, and it did jell, over the first half of the nineteenth century, into a fairly stabilised and even partially expanded pidgin, while contact English languished in a relatively jargon-like state (Roberts, 1998). However, massive immigration from 1876 on reversed this tendency and led to the macaronic phase discussed below.

Tommy Kono went ask me if I like lift and I nevah say nutting but he went get one bar fo me. ” I thought, of course, no mo nutting on top, but when he went put um in my hands, was heavy … wasn’t real heavy but wasn’t jes one piece of pipe. I needed two hands fo carry dat bar. Den he went show me how fo do curls. He teach me how fo grip da bar and fo keep da back straight and he told me, “Try do six repetitions,” and he went stand back and watch me da same way he went watch Man-o when he was lifting 400 pounds.

Most pidgin surveys which mention Russenorsk imply that its vocabulary is limited to Russian and Norwegian items. According to Broch and Jahr (1984), however, the breakdown of its vocabulary is 47% Norwegian, 39% Russian, 14% other languages. This 14% is made up of items from a variety of languages: Dutch (or possibly German), English, Sami, French, Finnish, and Swedish. With the exception of the Sami vocabulary (mostly names of fish) none of these contributions can be called specialised, and most of the words constitute very basic vocabulary items for which there are certainly equivalents in both Norwegian and Russian.

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