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Cape Barren English. Linguistic Communications [microform] : Working Papers of the Linguistic Society of Australia, No. 13 / Peter Sutton
Bib ID 5315256
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
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Sutton, Peter
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
38 p. 
Summary

Cape Barren English is clearly the most aberrant dialect of English spoken in Australia. Descended from English sealers, whalers and ex-convicts and their Aboriginal wives, the inhabitants of Cape Barren Island, Tasmania, have lived in relative isolation for the last 150 years or more. Their dialect is not a creolized pidgin; it has a number of lexical and phonological elements traceable to the rural dialects of southwest England, which are not found elsewhere in Australia. There are also strong traces of Aboriginal "foreign accent" at a phonological level. The specialized terminology of whaling and sealing has been adapted to the insular environment, especially in the exploitation of mutton-bird rookeries. (Author)

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Availability: Linguistic Communications, c/o Department of Japanese, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia 3168 ($8.00 Australian per issue).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Creoles.  |  Dialects.  |  English.  |  Language Research.  |  Language Usage.  |  Language Variation.  |  Phonetics.  |  Phonology.  |  Pidgins.  |  Regional Dialects.  |  Syntax.  |  Vocabulary.  |  Australia (Cape Barren Island) Australia (Tasmania)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Linguistic Society of Australia
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