Tense and Aspect in Nigerian Pidgin.pdf

Tense and Aspect in Nigerian Pidgin

Joseph Osoba

This book is a study of tense and aspect in Nigerian Pidgin. The structural and textual patterning of tense and aspect in Nigeria Pidgin is explicated based on the earliest versions of Chomsky`s transformational generative grammar with the aim of providing a platform for the application of latter theories including government and binding principles and X-bar syntax. Introspective, experimental and analytical methods were employed for corpus collection from Warri, Sapele and Port-Harcourt.Data was also collected from First Language speakers of Nigerian Pidgin and printed sources.The study clearly demonstrates that Nigerian Pidgin is a full-fledged language with all features of a natural language whose structure is amenable to theoretical and conceptual analysis.

their inventory of tense/aspect categories, but also in the forms that they use to express ... …there is no West African language or even class of languages, whose ... creole formation consisted of reduced pidgin-like varieties, lacking essential ... well as creoles): No pidgin has more inflectional morphology than its respective lexifier(s), and ... definiteness on nouns and tense and aspect on verbs (see section 3). This bias in ... “Some linguistic characteristics of African-based pidgins .

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