The basis of the project is Father Frank Mihalics Dictionary and Grammar of Melanesian Pidgin, first edition 1959, second edition 1971. Before his death in 2001, Fr Mihalic offered the text of his work to this project. The purpose of the project is to create Tok Pisin resources on various media and eventually to publish new editions of The Mihalic on a not-for-profit basis.
Published sources are acknowledged with bibliographic citations in the usual way (see Bibliography). The Tok Pisin newspaper Wantok is cited directly. A marked-up unpublished ms. dating to ca. 1980 with additions and edits to Mihalic has also been kindly forwarded to the editor by Peter Mühlhäusler; however, this has not been consulted in the first instance. The volume of Mühlhäuslers published work on Tok Pisin is quite considerable and it has been decided to exhaust this first, giving conventional bibliographic citations by way of acknowledgement.
Special credits are due to the following individuals listed below for their online contributions to the discussion list. The names shown are listed in good faith as being roughly in order by volume of postings:
Thanks. Anyone unfairly treated may complain.
Thanks to these people for the use of photographs:
All photographs with no credit caption are by me.
The host institution for the project is the Divine Word University, Madang. The list and web site are physically located at the Australian National University and hosted by Coombs IT. Thanks to both for their support.
John Burton, Editor, 27 June 2003.