Gurindji Kriol

Meakins, Felicity (2013). Gurindji Kriol. In Susanne Michaelis, Philippe Maurer, Martin Haspelmath and Magnus Huber (Ed.), Contact languages based on languages from Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas (pp. 131-139) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

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Author Meakins, Felicity
Title of chapter Gurindji Kriol
Title of book Contact languages based on languages from Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
Series The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages
ISBN 9780199691425
Editor Susanne Michaelis
Philippe Maurer
Martin Haspelmath
Magnus Huber
Volume number III
Chapter number 15
Start page 131
End page 139
Total pages 9
Total chapters 19
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Gurindji Kriol is a mixed language which is spoken by Gurindji people in the Victoria River District of northern Australia. It is a young language, which emerged only in the 1970s from pervasive code-switching practices. It combines the lexicon and structure of Gurindji, a Pama-Nyungan language, with Kriol, an English-lexifier creole language. A structural split between the NP and VP can be observed, with Gurindji contributing the NP structure including case-marking, and the VP structure including TAM auxiliaries coming from Kriol. Related mixed varieties are spoken by Ngarinyman and Bilinarra people in the same region. These varieties are similar but draw on Ngarinyman and Bilinarra, which are closely related to Gurindji (all three belong to the Ngumpin-Yapa subgroup of Pama-Nyungan). These traditional Australian languages are highly endangered and the maintenance of them within the mixed language varieties can be seen as the perpetuation of Aboriginal identity under massive and continuing cultural incursion...
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