ERIC Number: ED157371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Notes on the 'Pidgin English' Creole of Roper River. Papers in Australian Linguistics, No. 8.
Sharpe, M. C.
This analysis describes the phonology and grammar of the contact vernacular referred to as Roper Creole, spoken at Ngukurr on the Roper River. The analysis deals primarily with the creole used between native Roper Creole speakers. The phonology is similar to that of the Aboriginal languages of the area, with the addition of a few English sounds. Pronouns, prepositions, auxiliary verbs, affixes, etc. are of English derivation, but are patterned in use after the local Aboriginal languages. Three texts are presented as examples of Roper Creole speech. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Australian Aboriginal Languages, Creoles, Descriptive Linguistics, Dialect Studies, Distinctive Features (Language), English, Form Classes (Languages), Grammar, Intonation, Language Research, Language Variation, Linguistic Borrowing, Phonemes, Phonetics, Phonology, Pidgins, Pronouns, Pronunciation, Spelling, Structural Analysis, Suprasegmentals, Syntax, Vocabulary
The Secretary, Pacific Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU, P.O. Box 4, Canberra, A.C.T., Australia 2600 ($3.50 Australian)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Hunter Douglas Fund, Sydney (Australia).
Authoring Institution: Australian National Univ., Canberra. Dept. of Linguistics.