OUR COMMITMENT AT CPCS (WETIN WI DE DU FO CPCS)
The Centre for Pidgin and Creole Studies' (cpcs) commitment revolves around four main areas or services: Research, Education, Consultancy, Sociocultural Development
(a) Research (Risach)
We undertake and or support both individual and joint researches in basic areas as the syntax, phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics and in such broad areas as the psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, varietology, historical linguistics, contact linguistics as well as work in other fields relating directly to the study of pidgin and creole societies and cultures.
So we initiate, sponsor and collaborate efforts that lead to the acquisition and application of knowledge towards understanding the various aspects of pidgin and creole languages and society.
(b) Education (Edukeshon)
We initiate, undertake or sponsor and collaborate efforts that lead to the acquisition and application of the knowledge gained in creolistics (pidgin and Creole studies) to generating and producing educational materials for the speakers/users and learners of the languages.
We fund projects and publications, towards developing educational and training materials so as to evolve a higher level of research in the field of pidgin and creole linguistics.
Our objective therefore, in this wise, is also to develop a training programme and supervised practicum for students and researchers using modern research facilities, and methodology for language study.
The centre thus develops and hosts various educational and professional programmes to train student linguists and update the knowledge of professionals already in the field.
(c) Consultancy services (Wetin we de du for pipol)
There are three primary clientele groups for this research center:
(i) researchers: linguists, research fellows, research assistants, interns, students
(ii) governments and policy makers, corporate establishments
(iii) individuals and other interested parties.
Thus, we advice and or make available the data, reports and results of our researches to researchers and other interested parties and institutions.
(d) Sociocultural development (Hau wi tek de bring progress kom sosaiti)
The centre in working towards more peaceful pidgin and creole communities as part of its programme also studies and showcases the cultural and artistic traditions of pidgin and creole communities.
As a matter of policy the centre also hosts projects that physically develop and promote the social harmony, cultural development, peaceful co-existence and intellectual progress of peoples of pidgin and creole communities as well as their neighbours and non-pidgin and creole communities.
RESEARCH FIELDS OF CPCS (ARIA OF STODI DEM WE CPCS DE DU RISACH)
The research fields of cpcs are broadly grouped into the following:
(a) Micro-structure of pidgin and creole languages (eg: syntax, phonology, morphology, orthography, semantics)
(b) Macro-structure of pidgin and creole languages
(eg: psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, varietology, historical linguistics, contact linguistics etc)
(c) Pidgin and creole societies (eg: history, culture, politics, people,
artistic traditions etc)