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Title: Language Policy and Identity Construction
Subtitle: The dynamics of Cameroon's multilingualism
Written By: Eric A. Anchimbe
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/impact.32
Series Title: IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 32
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Afrikaans
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ISBN-13: 9789027218735
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ISBN-13: 9789027272416
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