Australian Aboriginal Contact with the English Language in New South Wales, 1788 to 1845

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Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, The Australian National University, 1990 - Aboriginal Australians - 156 pages
Concerned with linguistic results of Aboriginal contact with English; gives historical background, written sources, discussion of data, and analysis of vocabulary, phonology and syntax for six periods 1788 - 1845; describes reasons for contact, social and economic, attempts at education in English, establishment of missions and their linguistic activity, spread of settlement, government policies and consequences of these for development of NSW Pidgin and its spread; Appendices; Data on Aboriginal contact with English, Aborigines who lived with colonists, NSW population and colonists who lived with Aborigines.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND TO CONTACT BETWEEN ABORIGINES AND COLONISTS
13
ANALYSIS OF DATA
38
CONCLUSION
105
INTRODUCTION TO APPENDICES
147
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