Pidgins and creoles


Homework assignment [group work]:

Please collect/select 10 sentences from the variety assigned to your group. Provide a translation, and, if needed, further details (e.g. word meanings, explanations of grammatical markers). Do not forget to include your source (audio/audio-visual sources would be great, but all are OK, including personal communication with native speakers). Ideally, the examples should cover a wide variety of phenomena that make your variety special, and different from Standard English. Each group has to send their examples to me (DEADLINE: 2019-12-20). Please send two files: 1. a text file, and 2. a pdf file created from your text file.

Some sources:

Individual varieties:

Tok Pisin

African American Vernacular English

Nigerian Pidgin English

Jamaican Creole


Other information: