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Name: Eric A.  Anchimbe
Institution: Universit├Ąt Bayreuth
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Homepage: http://www.english-linguistics.uni-bayreuth.de/en/team/Anchimbe_Eric/index.html
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Selected Publications: - Cameroon English: Authenticity, Ecology and Evolution. 2006. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.

- Linguistic Identity in Postcolonial Multilingual Spaces. 2007. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Cameroon English
 Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting
 Language Policy and Identity Construction
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting
 Language Policy and Identity Construction
Courses Taught: - Postcolonial Englishes
- Introduction to English Linguistics
- Pidgins and creoles
- Langauge change and communication
Reviewer of: Review: Language Contact: Schneider (2007) (LL Issue 19.958)
Academic Paper Abstract: Creating New Names for Common Things in Cameroon English
The World Englishes in the American Tongue
Lexical Markers of Social ( Youth ) Group Communication in Cameroon
Anglophonism and Francophonism : The stakes of (official) language identity in cameroon
Local Meaning in the English of West Africa
Lexical strategies in verbal linguistic victimisation in Cameroon



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