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Title: Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting
Subtitle: The Linguistic and Social Context of English and Pidgin in Cameroon
Written By: Eric A. Anchimbe
Series Title: Language Contact and Bilingualism (LCB) 4

This timely book brings together research on the features and evolution of Cameroon English and Cameroon Pidgin English, approached from a variety of innovative multilingual frameworks that focus on the emergence of mother tongue speakers. The authors illustrate how language and population contact, history (colonialism), multilingualism, translation, and indigenization have contributed to shaping the norms of postcolonial Englishes and Pidgins. Employing naturalistic data, the volume provides a new fascinating perspective that better situates and supplements existing research in the fields of African Englishes and Creolistics. It is particularly of key interest to sociolinguists, contact linguists, Africanists, Anglicists, creolists and historical linguists.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Contact
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614512486
Pages: 323
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614511199
Pages: 323
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95