A Comparative Analysis of Jamaican Creole and Nigerian Pidgin English

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Pamela Odimegwu, Jul 2, 2012 - 94 pages
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Nigerian Pidgin English shows a large number of similarities to Jamaican Creole or Patois. Many phrases and words in Patois are also found in Nigerian Pidgin English. Linguists believe that this is due to the fact that the majority of slaves taken to the New World were from West Africa.Though many comparative studies have been made on Pidgins and Creoles, none or not many have been made specifically on Nigerian Pidgin English and Jamaican Creole. This book examines some of the similarities and differences which exist between Nigerian Pidgin English and Jamaican Creole. The book also investigates whether these two languages do, in fact have a common origin.
 

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Contents

Introduction
Jamaican Creole 16
Nigerian Pidgin English 39
Comparative analysis 56
Summary and Conclusion 70
Footnotes 76
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Pamela Odimegwu, author of "A comparative Analysis of Jamaican Creole and Nigerian Pidgin English", has a BA in Linguistics from the University of Jos in Nigeria. Based in the UK, Pamela currently works in publishing, web design and internet marketing and describes herself as a WAHM (Work At Home Mom) and Mompreneur.

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