Dr. Joe Amoako with his book on Ghanaian Pidgin English.
Dr. Joe Amoako, an associate professor of English and Foreign Languages at Delaware State University, has authored Ghanaian Pidgin English – Diachronic, Synchronic and Sociolinguistic Perspectives, which deals with the bridging of traditional African languages with English in the West African country of Ghana.
The book studies this particular language phenomena in the context of social and structure definitions of “pidgin,” which deal with both the need to bridge two or more languages and the resulting reduced linguistic structure that serves as a means to communicate among people who don’t have a common language.
In his book, Dr. Amoako – a native of Ghana and a 13-year associate professor at DSU – explores the definitions of pidgin and creole and why Ghanaian variation is of the pidgin variety.
Ghanaian Pidgin English can be ordered online at www.novapublishers.com