Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Functions of reduplication

Values

Word-class-changing function

Example 16-39:

ì dè vɔmit vɔmit dɛn ʃit ʃit
ì
3sg
prog
vɔmit~vɔmit
vomit~vomit
dɛn
and
ʃit~ʃit
shit~shit
He kept on vomiting and shitting.

Source: Huber 2003: 145

Example 16-40:

ì bì puɔ puɔ dè mek jù dè go bus
ì
3sg
cop
puɔ~puɔ
poor~poor
hab
mek
caus
2sg
hab
go
go
bus
booze
It is poverty that makes you go and drink.

Source: Huber 2003: 144

Confidence:
Very certain