Cameroon Pidgin English: a comprehensive grammar

Ayafor, Miriam and Green, Melanie J (2017) Cameroon Pidgin English: a comprehensive grammar. London Oriental and African Language Library (LOALL) . John Benjamins, Amsterdam. ISBN 9789027238269 (Accepted)

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Abstract

Cameroon Pidgin English (CPE) is an English-lexified Atlantic expanded pidgin/creole spoken in some form by an estimated 50% of Cameroon’s population, primarily in the anglophone west regions, but also in urban centres throughout the country. Primarily a spoken language, CPE enjoys a vigorous oral presence in Cameroon, and the linguistic examples illustrating this description are drawn from a spoken corpus consisting of a range of text types, including oral narratives, radio broadcasts and spontaneous conversation. The authors’ typologically-framed investigation of the features of the language, from its phonetics, phonology and lexicon to its syntax and discourse structure, allows the reader a clear view of the linguistic character of CPE, offering a comprehensive description of the language that will be of interest to creolists as well as linguists interested in African languages, contact linguistics and comparative linguistics.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P0101 Language. Linguistic theory. Comparative grammar
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania > PL8000 African languages and literature
Depositing User: Melanie Green
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2015 15:01
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 12:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56756
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