8. Origin and development of West Africa Pidgin English[1]

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Origin and development of West Africa Pidgin English The linguistic detective
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The founding of Freetown 11 th March 1792, Freetown was founded by the Sierra Leone Company as a settlement for freed African American slaves. The largest group, almost two thirds, was from Virginia, following by South Carolina, then Maryland, Georgia, and North Carolina. These settlers spoke Gullah and what was known as African American Vernacular English. In 1800, 600 Jamaican maroons who had been deported to Nova Scotia by British forces also arrived in Sierra Leone.
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KRIO Theories on the origin of Krio A. Hancock’s “domestic hypothesis” “The creoles spoken today on the West African coast, and in South, Central and North America, represent the modern descendants of a single early Pidgin probably spoken with local variants along the West African coast from the early 16 th century”. Domestic unions between European men and African women led to the emergence of Creole societies in Sierra Leone who spoke Upper Guinea Coast Creole English (UGCCE) of which Krio is a modern descendant
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B. Jamaican hypothesis Assumes that it was the Jamaican maroons who brought
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course SSA 4930 taught by Professor Essegbey during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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