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Ethnolects of Cameroon English

Pronunciation, Education, and Evolution

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From an integrative perspective this study analyses the evolution of ethnolinguistic variability in Cameroon English (CamE) pronunciation along the educational echelon. Focus is on the phonetic/phonological variables of ethnolects distinctive from Received Pronunciation and CamE, and markers which prompt attitudinal reactions in speakers and listeners’ perceptions. Interviews are conducted and a questionnaire designed to elicit pronunciation and attitudinal variability. Integrative methods are explored to analyse the data, and the «trace element hypothesis» postulated. As contribution to studies on the evolution in the New Englishes it proposes the lectal continuum and fossilised CamE features as yard sticks for mainstreaming CamE phonology and advocates sociophonetics in language teaching.

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Appendix A: Questionnaire 192 192 193 194 Appendix B: Interview_Results_BanE B1: Separate results_Intv_BanE_ Female_Male _Primary level Interview_BanE_Primary_Female Interview_BanE_Primary_Male Variables Variants # info % Variables Variants # info % name name [i] 5 50% [i] 6 60% [e] 2 20% [e] [] 2 20% [] 2 20% [�] 1 10% [�] 1 10% spoke spoke [o] 1 10% [o] 1 10% [u] 9 90% [u] 8 80% meal meal [i] 2 20% [i] 2 20% [�] 7 70% [�] 6 60% [ie] 1 10% [ie] 1 10% yellow yellow [�] 2 20% [] 3 30% [j] 8 80% [j] 6 60% next next [e] 1 10% [e] [i] 6 60% [i] 6 60% [] 3 30% [] 3 30% Sunday Sunday [] 8 80% [] 5 50% [o] 2 20% [o] 4 40% 0070_M10 lost file 194 Appendix B: Interview_Results_BanE B1: Separate results_Intv_BanE_ Female_Male _Primary level Interview_BanE_Primary_Female Interview_BanE_Primary_Male Variables Variants # info % Variables Variants # info % name name [i] 5 50% [i] 6 60% [e] 2 20% [e] [] 2 20% [] 2 20% [�] 1 10% [�] 1 10% spoke spoke [o] 1 10% [o] 1 10% [u] 9 90% [u] 8 80% meal meal [i] 2 20% [i] 2 20% [�] 7 70% [�] 6 60% [ie] 1 10% [ie] 1 10% yellow yellow [�] 2 20% [] 3 30% [j] 8 80% [j] 6 60% next next [e] 1 10% [e] [i] 6 60% [i] 6 60% [] 3 30% [] 3 30% Sunday Sunday...

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