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LINGUIST List 24.4697

Fri Nov 22 2013

Books: Ethnolects of Cameroon English: Fonyuy

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Nov-2013
From: Laura Bally <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Ethnolects of Cameroon English: Fonyuy
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Title: Ethnolects of Cameroon English
Subtitle: Pronunciation, Education, and Evolution
Series Title: Europäische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications Universitaires Européennes - Band 380
Published: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?262822

Author: Kelen Ernesta Fonyuy
Paperback: ISBN: 9783631628225 Pages: 205 Price: U.S. $ 52.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783631628225 Pages: 205 Price: U.K. £ 32.10
Paperback: ISBN: 9783631628225 Pages: 205 Price: Europe EURO 40.10
Abstract:

From an integrative perspective this study analyses the evolution of ethnolinguistic variability in Cameroon English (CamE) pronunciation along the educational echelon. Focus is on the phonetic/phonological variables of ethnolects distinctive from Received Pronunciation and CamE, and markers which prompt attitudinal reactions in speakers and listeners' perceptions. Interviews are conducted and a questionnaire designed to elicit pronunciation and attitudinal variability. Integrative methods are explored to analyse the data, and the «trace element hypothesis» postulated. As contribution to studies on the evolution in the New Englishes it proposes the lectal continuum and fossilised CamE features as yard sticks for mainstreaming CamE phonology and advocates sociophonetics in language teaching.



Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Pidgin, Cameroon (wes)

Written In: English (eng)

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