Some Tok Pisin idioms

Statement of Responsibility:
Franklin, Karl J. and Steven Kambi Thomas
Series Issue:
2006-004
Date:
2006
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2006-004
Extent:
14 pages
Abstract:

Tok Pisin (TP) is a lingua franca and language of wider communication in Papua New Guinea. In this article we introduce and examine a number of TP idioms that use body parts, numbers, descriptors, verb phrases, compounds and other elements. Our presentation is intended to supplement resources on TP that have previously described a similar category (idioms) using a variety of strategies.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
Papua New Guinea
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Work Type:
Subject:
Semantics
Idioms
Grammatical descriptions
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Entry Number:
7879