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Examine the data presented in ten (10) consecutive pages of the
Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad and Tobago
(ed. Lise Winer, Montreal: McGill-Queen’s UniversityPress, 2009). Use the data to develop a comprehensive description of the most significant aspectsof the language of Trinidad and Tobago. You may also use the Dictionary of Caribbean EnglishUsage (ed. Richard Allsopp, Oxford: Oxford UP, 1996).
A comprehensive description of the most significant aspects of the languageof Trinidad and Tobago using the letter ‘P’ in both dictionaries.
Trinidad and Tobago English Creole has distinct morpho-syntactic, phonological and lexical features. The most significant aspects of the language are seen infunctional shift, the extent of inflection, distinct vowels and consonants and a variety of lexicalsources.
Functional Shift Individual lexical items can function in different wordclasses.Vowels and Consonants Trinidad and Tobago English Creole have consonantcluster reduction in the word final position and distinct phonological features which creates distinct pronunciation.Inflection Trinidad and Tobago English Creole is an analyticlanguage and makes little to no use of inflectionalmorphology.Lexical Sources Trinidad and Tobago’s history of language contact hasresulted in words of different lexical sources. Many of