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. The following quotes page xviii of this book: "First 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.