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Wed Feb 17 2016

Books: A Grammar of Cameroonian Pidgin: Nkengasong

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Date: 17-Feb-2016
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Subject: A Grammar of Cameroonian Pidgin: Nkengasong
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Title: A Grammar of Cameroonian Pidgin
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Author: Nkemngong Nkengasong
Hardback: ISBN: 1443885991 9781443885997 Pages: 175 Price: U.K. £ 41.99
Hardback: ISBN: 1443885991 9781443885997 Pages: 175 Price: U.S. $ 71.95

This volume represents a comprehensive description of the structure of Cameroonian Pidgin, including an overview of its socio-cultural context, writing system, sounds, word formation, word classes and sentence structures. It comprises a corpus of 540 Cameroonian Pidgin proverbs and a rich glossary of over 1000 words and expressions typical of Cameroonian Pidgin which are helpful in understanding the characteristic features of the language, as well as the cultural, the social, and the philosophical contexts of the Cameroonian Pidgin speaker. Written with the first-hand experience of a “native speaker”, it will be of interest to ordinary users, as well as students, researchers and professional linguists interested in the way the language functions. Indeed, it represents a useful resource for anyone wishing to learn or know about Pidgin, especially tourists and professionals traveling to West and Central Africa.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Pidgin, Cameroon (wes)

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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