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Fr. Frank Mihalic SVD

Father Frank Mihalic SVD was head of the Communication Arts Department at Divine Word University from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. Originally sent to Papua New Guinea in 1948, Fr. Mihalic wrote the first English lexicon of Toks Pisin, a form of Melanesian Pidgin English that is one of the country’s three official languages. The Pennsylvania native would write many more Pidgin dictionaries and grammar books, as well as a history of Divine Word Missionaries in Papua New Guinea.

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Promoting Communication in Toks Pisin

By Fr. Frank Mihalic SVD on May 23, 2019
Father Frank Mihalic SVD was head of the Communication Arts Department at Divine Word University from 1982 until his retirement in 1997. Originally sent to Papua New Guinea in 1948, Fr. Mihalic wrote the ... Read More

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