This is the first attempt by the Linguistics Strand,
A brief discussion of some basic technical concepts, followed by an outline of the historical evolution of SMS world-wide (and in PNG, in particular), introduces the ‘Tok’ harvested in 2009 from UPNG Waigani and Taurama campuses by a research team of senior UPNG sociolinguistics students under my supervision.
This volume of research findings into the ongoing language change in Papua New Guinea, apart from listing a glossary of most popular ‘currency of thought exchange,’ also provides a comparative analysis of UPNG student lingo with texting vocabularies in the English-speaking world and beyond.
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This is the book I published in May 2011 for my students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG).
Genesutra stands for ‘Generalizing Sutra.’ It is a digest of the Introduction to Linguistics course that I have taught at the UPNG since 2007. ‘Brevity is the soul of wit’; hence, my choice of the sutra form.
Through the wide-angle lens of dialectics, Genesutra captures Language, alive with Generalization. It is Generalization (the ‘Rational Mechanism of Language’) that helps us understand the superficial complexities of syntax; the lens of dialectics x-rays linguistic structures, revealing universal principles of human understanding at the core of their diversity.
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