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LINGUIST List 23.4132

Thu Oct 04 2012

Books: Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting: Anchimbe

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 25-Sep-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting: Anchimbe
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Title: Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting
Subtitle: The Linguistic and Social Context of English and Pidgin in Cameroon
Series Title: Language Contact and Bilingualism (LCB) 4
Published: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/184041?format=G

Author: Eric A. Anchimbe
Electronic: ISBN: 9781614511199 Pages: 323 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614512486 Pages: 323 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Contact
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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