Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: The Emergence of a National Language in Vanuatu

Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: The Emergence of a National Language in Vanuatu

Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: The Emergence of a National Language in Vanuatu

Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: The Emergence of a National Language in Vanuatu

Synopsis

Bislama is the variety of Melanesian Pidgin spoken in Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides). In this learned study, Crowley traces the history and development of Bislama from the 1840s to the present. Drawing on written records and other historical sources, he examines the language's labor history, and discusses the evolution of its grammatical construction.
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