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Title:Special issue on aspects of Creole and pidgin languages with reference to West Africa, from presentations at the SPCL conference at the University of Ghana, Legon, August 2nd-6th 2011
Editors:Dako, KariISNI
Yitah, Helen
Periodical:Legon Journal of the Humanities (ISSN 0855-1502)
City of publisher:Legon
Publisher:Faculty of Arts, University of Ghana
Geographic terms:West Africa
Sierra Leone
Subjects:pidgin languages
Creole languages
Pidgin English
language history
language usage
conference papers (form)
Abstract:This special issue contains papers presented at the conference of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Languages (SPCL) held at the University of Ghana, Legon, 2-6 August 2011. The volume opens with a sociolinguistic overview of the three major West African English pidgins: the Ghanaian, the Nigerian and the Cameroonian (Christine I. Ofulue). This is followed by seven articles: On the origins of locative 'for' in West African pidgin English: a componential approach (Micah Corum); The interaction of declarative & procedural memory in the process of creolization: the case of Sierra Leone Krio (Malcolm Awadajin Finney); Establishing the Kromanti-Akan link: evidence from the occurrence of phonemic /r/ (Audene S. Henry); The question of the superstrate and substrate in Nigerian Pidgin (Davidson U. Mbagwu and Cecilia A. Eme); A study of the history of NaijŠ words (David Oshorenoya Esizimetor); Pidgin English in Ghanaian churches (George Kodie Frimpong); Pidgin, 'broken' English and othering in Ghanaian literature (Kari Dako and Helen Yitah). [ASC Leiden abstract]