“The only language we speak really well”: the English creoles of Equatorial Guinea and West Africa at the intersection of language ideologies and language policies

@article{Yakpo2016TheOL,
  title={“The only language we speak really well”: the English creoles of Equatorial Guinea and West Africa at the intersection of language ideologies and language policies},
  author={K. Yakpo},
  journal={International Journal of the Sociology of Language},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016},
  pages={211 - 233}
}
  • K. Yakpo
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Abstract This article explores the nexus between language policies and language ideologies in Equatorial Guinea and West Africa. By analyzing spoken and written discourses in Spanish and Pichi, I identify a set of ideas and beliefs about Pichi and the semiotic processes by which they have emerged. The comparison of Pichi with Krio, Nigerian Pidgin, Cameroon Pidgin and Ghanaian Pidgin English shows that Pichi is the most disadvantaged of the West African English-lexicon creoles with respect to a… Expand
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