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Title:Tok Pisin and Mobail Teknoloji
Abstract:As mobile phones become more and more commonplace in communities across Papua New Guinea, Tok Pisin is developing linguistic resources to talk about how they work and how they are used. This paper uses recorded interviews with Tok Pisin speakers from across the country to analyse the emerging discourse about mobile phones, investigating lexical, grammatical and semantic innovations and the degree to which they are entrenched in spoken language. These innovations are frequently based on English, and include both loanwords and loan-based creations; both material and structural borrowing; and both code-switching and true borrowing. The analysis is used to evaluate the state of Tok Pisin in response to new technology, and suggest recommendations for future Tok Pisin dictionary projects.
Contributor (author):King, Phil
Date (W3CDTF):2014
Description:This is a paper presented at the Linguistics Society of Papua New Guinea in September 2014, and then published in the journal Language and Linguistics of Melanesia in December 2014. The paper is based on 40 recordings of interviews about mobile phones. The transcripts of the interviews are available as part of this package. The audio recordings will be added as soon as possible with improved internet connection, hopefully May 2015.
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/61119
Extent:Pages 118-152
40 texts
Identifier (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/61119
Is Part Of:Language and Linguistics in Melanesia
Tok Pisin
Language (ISO639):eng
Subject:Tok Pisin language
Tok Pisin; language contact; codeswitching; lexicography; conceptual metaphors; loanwords; borrowing; mobile phones; internet
Subject (ISO639):tpi
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: King, Phil. 2014. Language and Linguistics in Melanesia.
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Country: Papua New Guinea
Area: Pacific

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