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Cameroon English

Authenticity, Ecology and Evolution

by Eric Amana Anchimbe (Author)
Thesis 232 Pages
Series: Arbeiten zur Sprachanalyse, Volume 45

Summary

This book addresses issues of authenticity, ecology and evolution in the indigenised varieties of English. It describes Cameroon English within its own natural internal and external ecology, and analyses it as a complete medium of communication that represents a complete sociohistorical community. The framework of filtration processes introduced in the book ushers the study of post-colonial Englishes into the broader linguistic debate about the status of non-native Englishes, making it possible to study them as fruits of given sociohistorical contexts rather than as simple side effects of improper education, faulty second language learning, or non-native deficits in English proficiency.

Details

Pages
232
ISBN (Softcover)
9783631553329
Language
English
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2006. 231 pp., num. tab. and graphs

Biographical notes

Eric Amana Anchimbe (Author)

The Author: Eric A. Anchimbe holds a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Munich (LMU). His research domains include sociolinguistics, indigenised varieties of English, Pidgins and Creoles, applied linguistics, and pragmatics. He has published on language and identity, bilingualism, English language teaching, and world Englishes.

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