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Norfolk Island: History, people, environment, language by Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash (review)

Norfolk Island: History, people, environment, language by Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash (review) Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash. 2012. Norfolk Island: History, people, environment, language. London: Battlebridge Publications. vi + 134 pp. ISBN13: 978-1-903292-25-9. 12.95, paper. Norfolk Island is a small Australian territory that sits in the South Pacific Ocean somewhere between Australia (1,700 km to the west) and New Zealand (1,100 km to the south). The focus of this book is on the lives and culture of its inhabitants, and how their experiences and their relationship with their environment have shaped the language variously known as Pitcairnese, Norfolkese, Norfolk Island English, Norfuk, and Norf'k, among many other labels. There are around 1,800 Norfolk Islanders, approximately half of whom are descended from the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives--this makes for one fascinating speech community. Norfolk Island by Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash is an unusual volume--on the one hand, a very hands-on booklet, packed with practical information about the island (how to get there, tourist attractions, accommodation advice, and so on) and, on the other hand, an academic account of many different aspects of the island and its population.With only 134 pages (and many of these pages filled with photographs), these accounts are surprisingly comprehensive, crammed with interesting facts to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

Norfolk Island: History, people, environment, language by Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 52 (2)

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Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash. 2012. Norfolk Island: History, people, environment, language. London: Battlebridge Publications. vi + 134 pp. ISBN13: 978-1-903292-25-9. 12.95, paper. Norfolk Island is a small Australian territory that sits in the South Pacific Ocean somewhere between Australia (1,700 km to the west) and New Zealand (1,100 km to the south). The focus of this book is on the lives and culture of its inhabitants, and how their experiences and their relationship with their environment have shaped the language variously known as Pitcairnese, Norfolkese, Norfolk Island English, Norfuk, and Norf'k, among many other labels. There are around 1,800 Norfolk Islanders, approximately half of whom are descended from the Bounty mutineers and their Tahitian wives--this makes for one fascinating speech community. Norfolk Island by Peter Mühlhäusler and Joshua Nash is an unusual volume--on the one hand, a very hands-on booklet, packed with practical information about the island (how to get there, tourist attractions, accommodation advice, and so on) and, on the other hand, an academic account of many different aspects of the island and its population.With only 134 pages (and many of these pages filled with photographs), these accounts are surprisingly comprehensive, crammed with interesting facts to

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