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Title: Cameroon English
Subtitle: Authenticity, ecology and evolution
Written By: Eric A. Anchimbe
Series Title: Arbeiten zur Sprachanalyse, vol 45

This book addresses issues of authenticity, ecology and evolution in the
indigenised varieties of English. It describes Cameroon English within its own
natural internal and external ecology, and analyses it as a complete medium of
communication that represents a complete sociohistorical community. The
framework of filtration processes introduced in the book ushers the study
of post-colonial Englishes into the broader linguistic debate about the
status of non-native Englishes, making it possible to study them as fruits
of given sociohistorical contexts rather than as simple side effects of
improper education, faulty second language learning, or non-native deficits
in English proficiency.


Cameroon English - The spread of English and its quest for
standards - Linguistic identity - Toward a theoretical framework for
Cameroon English - Indigenised varieties of English - The filtration
processes - Integrational filtration process - Attitudinal
filtration process - The straightening effect - The quantity-quality
value hypothesis - Pidgin English - Linguistic integration -
Interference - Morphological, lexical, morpho-syntactic and semantic
Cameroonianisms - Tracing the origins of Cameroonianisms.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Pidgin, Cameroon
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9783631553329
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 232
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