Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific: Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)

Language Contact in the Early Colonial Pacific: Maritime Polynesian Pidgin before Pidgin English (Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact)

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Emanuel J. Drechsel
Cambridge University Press, 2014-03-27
EAN 9781107015104, ISBN10: 1107015103

Hardcover, 349 pages, 23 x 22.8 x 15.6 cm

Advance praise: 'This study is of major importance, highlighting the key role of Hawaiian in shaping interethnic contact, and showing how Hawaiian and East Polynesian linguistic unity profoundly affected early European contact throughout the Pacific.' William H. Wilson, University of Hawaiʻi

Advance praise: 'Drechsel has presented a painstakingly researched account of the language varieties that arose during early contacts between Europeans and Polynesians. His account fills a major gap in our knowledge of Pacific Contact language, maritime Pidgins and their social and structural properties.' Peter Mühlhäusler, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, University of Adelaide