Nigerian Pidgin: Background and Prospects
Heinemann Educational Books Nigeria PLC, 1991 - Foreign Language Study - 175 pages
The origins and development of Pidgin in Nigeria are exhaustively examined. The study's perspectives are historical, theoretical, ontological and sociological. Nigerian Pidgin is identified as a language in its own right, with all the characteristics and potentialities of a natural language, its comparatively recent origins nothwithstanding. The authors treat the structure of the language as such; and make the distinctions between Nigerian Pidgine and a range of pidgin-like forms in Nigeria. Professor Ben Elugbe and Dr. Augusts Omamor are both linguistics of repute, and teach in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages at the University of Ibadan.
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The Beginnings of Nigerian Pidgin
NP and Theories about the Origin of Pidgins and Creoles
What is this Language called NP?
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acada Alhaji Antera Duke's diary areas ashewo attitude to NP baba Monkelegbe Bendel bigin Chapter chop clause communication consonant contact language Creole languages described discussion Europeans example fact Freetown Gilman grammar haus Hausa Igbo imperfective aspect jargon kain Karimu kind Krio Lagos laik language of Wakabout langwej lexical linguistic Mafeni makeshift language means nasal native speakers Niger Delta Nigerian languages Nigerian Pidgin Nigerian Pidgin English Obilade obodo Omamor opeke origin of pidgins orthography Oyebade phonology Pidgin English pidgin Portuguese pidgins and creoles pijin pikin pipul pitch plural Portuguese problems pronominal question relexification Sapele sentence speakers of NP spoken Standard English stress Swahili syllable taim Text Todd togeda tone language trade Urhobo variety of NP verb vowels waka Warri writing NP wuman Yoruba Zebudaya's speech
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