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Cameroon English

Authenticity, Ecology and Evolution


Eric Amana Anchimbe

Contents: Cameroon English – The spread of English and its quest for standards – Linguistic identity – Toward a theoretical framework for Cameroon English – Indigenised varieties of English – The filtration processes – Integrational filtration process – Attitudinal filtration process – The straightening effect – The quantity-quality value hypothesis – Pidgin English – Linguistic integration – Interference – Morphological, lexical, morpho-syntactic and semantic Cameroonianisms – Tracing the origins of Cameroonianisms.