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Official Bilingualism and Linguistic Communication in Cameroon- Bilinguisme officiel et communication linguistique au Cameroun

Bilinguisme officiel et communication linguistique au Cameroun


George Echu and Allan W. Grundstrom

This book contains fourteen articles on current problems in maintaining two official languages, French and English, in a country where people speak 248 different indigenous languages. After an introduction describing the evolution of official bilingualism in Cameroon, six articles focus upon the challenges of teaching the official languages, especially in English-speaking areas. In Part II six articles describe linguistic interference between the two languages, especially the influence of French upon English in Cameroon. The concluding article suggests ways to promote French and English bilingualism in the country.
The book contains contributions in English and French.
Contents: George Echu: Introduction: Genèse et évolution du bilinguisme officiel au Cameroun – Etienne Zé Amvela: The Teaching of English in Francophone Primary Schools in Cameroon – Wilson Atem Ebot: Attitudes of Anglophones Studying English in Cameroon – Thomas Penn Tamba: Attitudes and Motivation of Francophone Cameroonian Learners of English Revisited – Dassi: D’une contribution grammaticale et normative du distributionnalisme à l’enseignement du français langue étrangère – Edmond Biloa: Bilingual Education at the University of Yaounde I: The Teaching of French to English-Speaking Students – David Ngamassu: Le Bilinguisme dans l’enseignement extra-scolaire au Cameroun – Paul Mbangwana: The Linguistic Deculturation of English Usage in Cameroon – Jean-Paul Kouega: The Influence of French on Cameroon English: A Case Study of the Registers of Administration and Finance – George Echu: Usage et abus de langage au Cameroun – Etienne Zé Amvela: English and French in Cameroon: A Study of Language Maintenance and Shift – Edmond Biloa: Structure phrastique du camfranglais: Etat de la question – Charles Alobwede d’Epie: African Indigenous Languages as Semi-Official Languages – George Echu: Conclusion: Le Bilinguisme officiel au Cameroun: Critique et perspectives.