Datapoint Ghanaian Pidgin English/Social variation: lexicon

There are two main varieties of Ghanaian Pidgin English. Basilectal varieties are associated with the less educated sections of society, while more mesolectal/acrolectal forms are usually spoken by speakers who have at least progressed to the upper forms of secondary school. Because the main function of the student variety is that of a peer group binder, its lexicon contains a large number of items that are not found in the uneducated variety. Also, there is a lot of variability and change in the lexicon of Student Pidgin.