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Type: Journal article
Title: Simple English in the South Seas Evangelical Mission: Social context and linguistic attributes
Author: Muhlhausler, B.
Mühlhäusler, P.
Citation: Language Problems and Language Planning, 2005; 29(1):1-30
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co.
Issue Date: 2005
ISSN: 0272-2690
1569-9889
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Beverly S. Mühlhäusler and Peter Mühlhäusler
Abstract: The general point of this paper is to highlight the important role of Christian missions in the development of language planning. We document this with a case study: the attempt of the South Seas Evangelical Mission to devise a simplified English, intermediate between Pidgin English and full Standard English for their mission work in the south west Pacific. The relatively unsophisticated approach to corpus planning by this body is contrasted with Ogden's more elaborate proposals for Basic English.
Description: © John Benjamins Publishing
RMID: 0020071570
DOI: 10.1075/lplp.29.1.02muh
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