Papua New Guinea

A few months before his death John Verhaar donated his Tok Pisin corpus to Gunter Senft and asked him to make it publicly available to the interested scientific community. 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.