Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

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 *_^ ..... _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: Perhaps he has a real copy left, or some other interesting pointers. Boudewijn Rempt |