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Multilingualism as a model: Fifty-four years of coexistence of English and French with native languages in Cameroon / Modèle de multilinguisme : Cinquante-quatre années de coexistence de l’anglais et du français avec les langues maternelles au Cameroun


Edited By Lozzi Martial Meutem Kamtchueng and Pauline Lydienne King Ebéhédi

The authors in this volume study various facets of the long-term coexistence of French and English with native languages in Cameroon. This coexistence has many linguistic, educational and political implications. The data analyzed in the papers are collected through various methods and from various sources: questionnaires, interviews, participant observation, online sources, social media, written documents, recorded speeches and informal conversations, etc.

Les auteurs de ce volume étudient sur plusieurs facettes la coexistence de longue date entre le français, l’anglais et les langues maternelles au Cameroun. Cette cohabitation offre beaucoup d’implications linguistiques, éducatives et politiques. Les données analysées par les différents contributeurs ont été collectées au moyen de méthodes et sources diverses : questionnaires, interviews, observations participantes, sources internet, réseaux sociaux, documents écrits, discours enregistrés et conversations informelles, etc.

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This work would not have been completed without the contribution of many people and the support of the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Maroua, Cameroon.

Special thanks to the scientific commission of the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Maroua for their financial support in the publication of this book.

We say “thank you” to Prof. Clement Dili Palaï, Dean of the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Maroua for having initiated the “Study Days” as well as the “Scientific Days” at the Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences during which the papers published in this book were presented.

The authors are also grateful to the scholars who reviewed the various papers published in this book. So, we immensely thank Prof. Dr Josef Schmied, Chemnitz University of Sciences and Technology, Germany; Prof. Dr Bernard Mulo Farenkia, Cape Breton University, Canada; Prof. Edmund Bamiro, Redeemer’s University, Nigeria; Prof. Edmond Biloa, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon; Prof. Jean-Paul Kouega, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, Prof. Jean-Benoît Tsofack, University of Dschang, Cameroon; Prof. Alain Takam, University of Lethbridge, Canada and Dr Achille Fossi, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon.

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