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A Grammar of Cameroonian Pidgin

Author(s): Nkemngong Nkengasong

Book Description

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.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-8599-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-8599-1
Date of Publication: 01/02/2016
Pages / Size: 175 / A5
Price: £41.99


Nkemngong Nkengasong is Professor of Literature at the University of Yaounde 1, Cameroon. He has published extensively on Modernism in English literature, African literature and culture, postcolonial studies, and literary stylistics. He is also a prolific creative writer who has published several works of fiction, drama and poetry. The present volume reveals his current interests in the interrelations of literature, linguistics and cultural studies.