Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting

Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting

by Eric A. Anchimbe (Editor)


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614512486
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 09/14/2012
Series: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] Series , #4
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Eric A. Anchimbe, University of Bayreuth, Germany.

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