ERIC Number: ED255041
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Aug
Reference Count: 0
An Introduction to Cameroonian Pidgin. Student's Book. Second Edition.
Bellama, David; And Others
A prefatory section discusses the background of Cameroonian pidgin English and presents the pidgin sound and alphabet. Fifteen lessons cover: greetings and leave-taking expressions; present, future, immediate future, unspecified past, simple past, conditional, and compound tenses; subject, possessive, emphatic, object, and relative pronouns; question words; the verbs "to be" and "get"; plural markers; adjectives and comparison; the family; numbers; possessive adjectives and pronouns; uses of the word "de"; emphatic pronouns; adverbs; the imperative; auxiliaries; Cameroonian food vocabulary; color and clothing vocabulary; two folktales; situations in which tense markers are not needed; expressions with "mek"; prepositions; idiomatic expressions with verbs; and conjunctions. A quick pidgin grammar reference and a list of 50 untranslated pidgin proverbs are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Cameroon; Cameroonian Pidgin