LINGUIST List 30.4301

Tue Nov 12 2019

Books: Kenyan English: Buregeya

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Date: 07-Nov-2019
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Subject: Kenyan English: Buregeya
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Title: Kenyan English
Series Title: Dialects of English [DOE]
Published: 2019
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Alfred Buregeya
Hardback: ISBN: 9781614517429 Pages: 258 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

English in Kenya is a stable post-colonial variety that is used as an inter-ethnic lingua franca in private domains, is the medium of instruction as well as the language spoken in parliament and court rooms. Yet so far no comprehensive research monograph on Kenyan English has been published that surveys its characteristic linguistic features. The present book closes this gap by giving a full description of the characteristic linguistic features of Kenyan English.

The book provides an in-depth overview of Kenyan English phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics and also gives a meticulous account of the diachronic evolution of this post-colonial variety.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Areal Regions: African

Written In: English (eng)

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