Institute of English StudiesUniversity of Warsaw

Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies 28/2, Kornacki

Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies 28/2

Paweł Kornacki
A Look at Tok Pisin save: A Lexical Verb and an Aspectual Marker in a Cultural Context
Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies 28/2: 79-93

DOI: https://doi.org/10.7311/10.7311/0860-5734.28.2.05

Abstract:
This paper studies a common Tok Pisin lexical verb and auxiliary save ‘know’; ‘habitual’, respectively, and its prominent uses in examples of social interaction described in one section of the Wantok magazine and a Papua New Guinean writer’s short narrative. The linguistic material examined here seems to point to the semantic category of ‘social rela- tionship nouns’ (SRNs) as relevant to the contextually and culturally adequate understand- ing of the examined examples of Tok Pisin usage.

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