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TokPisinCorpus
The corpus consists of published Tok Pisin texts. They constituted the basis for John W. M. Verhaars book: "Towards a Reference Grammar of Tok Pisin. An Experiment in Corpus Linguistics" published in 1995 by the University of Hawai'i Press in Honolulu. The following quotes page xviii of this book: "Firsrt and foremost there is the new translation of the Bible Association (Anonymous 1989). Then there are a number of self-help books and booklets, such as 'Daunim sik long ples' (Bergmann and Bergmann n.d.), 'Save na mekim' (Bergmann 1982, up tp p. 364), and a number of small booklets: Gwyther-Jones 1976; Lot, Ape'e and Klein 1984 a, 1984b, 1984c, 1984d; Loudon 1985; Matane 1973; Sievert 1971; Tietze 1973, 1976, 1977, 1981. All this adds up to a very large corpus, totaling approximately 1,600,000 words. I have used some data also from the earlier Bible translation (Anonymous 1979), helped by Ramsey's (1984) concordance". Here are the references mentioned above: Anonymous. 1979. Nupela testamen bilong Jisas Krais, Buk bilong ol Sam. Port Moresby: The Bible Society of Papua New Guinea. Anonymous, ed. 1989. Buk Baibel. Mosbi/Lae: Baibel Sosaiti bilong Papua Niugini. Bergmann, Ulrich ed. 1982. Save na mekim. Buk bilong kain kain wok na kain kain samting bilong, helpim sindaun bilong yumi. Lae: Liklik Buk Information Centre. Bergmann, Edelgard and Ulrich Bergmann, eds. n.d. Daunim sik long ples. Lae: Bundun Conference Centre. Gwyther-Jones, Roy. 1976. Piring em i kisim sik malaria. Madang: Kristen. Lot, Geling, Bob Ape'e and Dieter Klein. 1984 a. Yu yet inap ... wokim basket bal ring / pinpong / siso. Vol 1. Madang: Kristen. Lot, Geling, Bob Ape'e and Dieter Klein. 1984 b. Yu yet inap ... wokim kain kain so. Vol. 2. Madang: Kristen. Lot, Geling, Bob Ape'e and Dieter Klein. 1984 c. Yu yet inap ... kirapim viles woksop. Vol 3. Madang: Kristen. Lot, Geling, Bob Ape'e and Dieter Klein. 1984 c. Yu yet inap ... kirapim viles bekri. Vol. 4. Madang: Kristen. Loudon, Robert. 1985. Kain kain gem. Wewak: Christian Books Melanesia. Matane, Paulias. 1973. Bai bisnis i helpim yumi olsem wanem? Madang: Kristen. Sievert, J. 1971. Kisim save long gutpela pilai. Madang: Kristen. Tietze, R. 1973. Yangpela didiman bilong Niugini. Buk 2: Kain kain sayor na kumu. Madang: Kristen. Tietze, R. 1976. Yangpela didiman bilong Niugini. Buk 7: Planim rais. Madang: Kristen. Tietze, R. 1977. Yangpela didiman bilong Niugini. Buk 10: Planim poteto. Madang: Kristen. Tietze, R. 1981. Yangpela didiman bilong Niugini. Buk 1: Bosim graun. Madang: Kristen.