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English in Cameroon (Book, Reprint 2013)
English in Cameroon (Book, Reprint 2013): Hans-Georg Wolf
English in Cameroon (Book, Reprint 2013): Hans-Georg Wolf

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English in Cameroon (Book, Reprint 2013)

Hans-Georg Wolf

Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL], 85

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The multilingual situation in Cameroon and the status of English as a co-official language constitute a unique and fascinating case for sociolinguistic investigation. Drawing from first-hand material, the author investigates several aspects of this complex configuration, including the historical development of English in Cameroon, the various languages and lingua franca areas, the linguistic policy, the de facto status of English and the situation in the anglophone provinces. The speech community of the Anglophones is highlighted as a rare example of an ethnicity tied to the second language. Apart from important sociolinguistic findings, the work includes a novel, corpus-based analysis of Cameroon English. Certain lexical phenomena are explained by the cognitive coding of culture - particularly the African cultural model of community, which also underlies the self-perception of the Anglophones - a perspective hitherto neglected in the study of the New Englishes.

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Imprint: Mouton de Gruyter
Country of origin: Germany
Series: Contributions to the Sociology of Language [CSL], 85
Release date: 2001
First published: 2001
Authors: Hans-Georg Wolf
Format: Book • Electronic book text
Pages: 369
Edition: Reprint 2013
ISBN-13: 978-3-11-180321-0
Barcode: 9783111803210
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LSN: 3-11-180321-X

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