Ghanaian Pidgin

Ghanaian Pidgin English is a predominantly urban phenomenon, confined to a smaller section of society than Pidgin in other anglophone West African countries. Also, its functional domain is more restricted and the language is more stigmatized. There are two varieties of GhP. Uneducated GhP is used in highly multilingual contexts, whereas the more educated varieties are better characterized as in-group languages whose main function is to express group solidarity. GhP enjoys covert prestige among educated adult males in urban, informal, and unmonitored settings, but in formal and traditional situations Pidgin is felt to be inadequate, rude, or disrespectful and a Ghanaian language or Standard English is preferred.

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