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LINGUIST List 24.876

Mon Feb 18 2013

Books: Language Policy and Identity Construction: Anchimbe

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 11-Feb-2013
From: Karin Plijnaar <karin.plijnaarbenjamins.nl>
Subject: Language Policy and Identity Construction: Anchimbe
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Title: Language Policy and Identity Construction
Subtitle: The dynamics of Cameroon's multilingualism
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 32
Published: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/impact.32

Author: Eric A. Anchimbe
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272416 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272416 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027272416 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218735 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218735 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 83.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027218735 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

The (dis)empowerment of languages through language policy in multilingual postcolonial communities often shapes speakers’ identification with these languages, their attitude towards other languages in the community, and their choices in interpersonal and intergroup communication. Focusing on the dynamics of Cameroon’s multilingualism, this book contributes to current debates on the impact of politic language policy on daily language use in sociocultural and interpersonal interactions, multiple identity construction, indigenous language teaching and empowerment, the use of Cameroon Pidgin English in certain formal institutional domains initially dominated by the official languages, and linguistic patterns of social interaction for politeness, respect, and in-group bonding. Due to the multiple perspectives adopted, the book will be of interest to sociolinguists, applied linguists, pragmaticians, Afrikanists, and scholars of postcolonial linguistics.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Afrikaans (afr)

Written In: English (eng)

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