The legacy of the German language in Papua New Guinea

Volker, Craig Alan (2017) The legacy of the German language in Papua New Guinea. In: Klaus, Mühlhahn, (ed.) The Cultural Legacy of German Colonial Rule. De Gruyter, Berlin, Germany, pp. 167-191.

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Abstract

[Extract] German colonial rule in the western Pacific began formally in 1884 when unbeknown to them, people in north-eastern New Guinea (Kaiser Wihelmsland), the archipelago around the Bismark Sea, and in the next year, almost all of neighboring Micronesia were proclaimed to be under German "protection". This act changed ways of living that had existed for tens of thousands of years and laid the foundation for what eventually became the modern state of Paupa New Guinea. This proclamation was made in German, a language that was then unknown to Melanesians and Micronesians.

Item ID: 49479
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 973-3-11-052562-5
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2017 23:06
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200210 Pacific Cultural Studies @ 60%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2003 Language Studies > 200307 German Language @ 40%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 80%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950399 Heritage not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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