Re: Das Chinesische Pidgin Englisch _Ham Soi_
|From:||Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 17:55|
On Wed, 10 May 2000, Jonathan Chang wrote:
> I have been researching Chinese Pidgin English (China Coast Pidgin
> English) recently.
> I have found information leading me to the fact that it is still spoken
> and possibly even written bilingually on the island of Nauru and that the
> locals there call it _Ham Soi_<<Seawater language>>.
> I have done several websearches but I can't seem to get anywhere very
> well (*$#@ing aol browser!!!)
> I have found only one major book citation:
> _Das Chinesische Pidgin Englisch_ by W. Bisang. University of Amsterdam:
> Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1985.
> I then went to Amazon.com. *_^ ..... _nada_... =(
> I am keenly interested in obtaining assistance in acquiring more
> information and any _Ham Soi_ materials (especially any phrasebooks,
> dictionaries, wordlists).
> AiYaH!!!, I even would like to get the Bisang book, la. (If I have
> problems reading the Dutch fluently, I could always get an assist from my
> Dutch-educated Indonesian relatives & certain wonderful conlangers on this
> list ; )
The library of the Universiteit an Amsterdam has it - I could conceivably
manage to get it through interlibrary loans and make a copy. It's only
66 pages, however. The full title is:
Das chinesischen Pidgin-English : ein bilinguales Pidgin im
Spannungsfeld von Superstrat, Substrat und eigener Kreativitaet.
However, I think you might try contact Walter Bisang himself - he's
available at: email@example.com. Perhaps he has a real
copy left, or some other interesting pointers.
Boudewijn Rempt | http://www.valdyas.org