Summary Book Review English in Cameroon by Hans-Georg Wolf:
Download or read book English in Cameroon written by Hans-Georg Wolf and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 369 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The multilingual situation in Cameroon and the status of English as a co-official language constitute a unique and fascinating case for sociolinguistic investigation. Drawing from first-hand material, the author investigates several aspects of this complex configuration, including the historical development of English in Cameroon, the various languages and lingua franca areas, the linguistic policy, the de facto status of English and the situation in the anglophone provinces. The speech community of the Anglophones is highlighted as a rare example of an ethnicity tied to the second language. Apart from important sociolinguistic findings, the work includes a novel, corpus-based analysis of Cameroon English. Certain lexical phenomena are explained by the cognitive coding of culture - particularly the African cultural model of community, which also underlies the self-perception of the Anglophones - a perspective hitherto neglected in the study of the New Englishes.
Summary Book Review The English of Francophone Speakers in Cameroon by Jean-Paul Kouega:
Download or read book The English of Francophone Speakers in Cameroon written by Jean-Paul Kouega and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scientific Study from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Pedagogy, Literature Studies, University of Yaoundé 1 (Faculty of Arts), language: English, abstract: This work, which describes the English of these francophone users, comprises an introduction, seven chapters grouped into two parts, and a conclusion. The introduction overviews the historical background of the country and its geographic and linguistic situations. Part One deals with the didactics of English in Cameroon; it comprises three chapters which take up in turn the languages in the education system of the country, the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary level institutions. Part Two, which tackles the description of the English speech of francophone users, first outlines the research design. Then it takes up the sound system of francophone English, focusing on the realisations of consonants and vowels, and stress placement. Next it examines the vocabulary of this variety of English and finds that it is characterised by an excessive use of direct loan, calque, and false friends. This is followed by a description of the morpho-syntactic features of the variety. The frequent features identified can be grouped under 12 major categories of items, i.e., verb tenses, articles, the plural form in noun phrases, pronouns, word order, subject-verb agreement, adverbs, prepositions, question formation, negation, verbs in embedded clauses, and serial verbs. Lastly, drawing from the findings outlined in these linguistic analyses, the researcher makes an appraisal of Cameroon’s French-English official bilingualism policy. The various measures taken over the years by Government to promote official bilingualism are evaluated first. Then the consequences of the failure of this policy are considered. Finally a way forward is proposed: there is a need to adopt a new syllabus purposely designed to enhance bilingual competence among francophones in the country. Francophone English as Kouega notes, is a dialect of English that is developing in a number of Expanding Circles countries where French has hitherto been the sole or primary medium of instruction. In Cameroon, francophone children learn English as a subject from primary school alongside other subjects like geography, which are taught in French. English is taught as a subject from the primary to the tertiary level of education. It is taught in all schools as part of the implementation of the country’s French-English official bilingualism policy that was adopted in 1961 when French Cameroon and English Cameroon united to form a federal state.
Summary Book Review A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage by Jean-Paul Kouega:
Download or read book A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage written by Jean-Paul Kouega and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2007 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book initiates the process of codification of a postcolonial variety of English, namely Cameroon English. It focuses on the present-day lexicon of this non-native variety of English. English has been in use in this territory for a long period of time and over the years, it has developed some characteristic lexical features which have not as yet been described fully. Previous researchers have been regarding linguistic innovations as cases of lexical errors or Cameroonisms; as a result, teachers and language purists have been discouraging their usage. Today, it is obvious that these innovations have come to stay; they are specific to Cameroon and therefore constitute Cameroon's contribution to the development of world language English. The book is divided into two parts. Part One gives background information on Cameroon (physical and human geography, economy and geopolitics), the language situation in Cameroon (ancestral and vehicular languages, major lingua francas and official languages) and the linguistic features of English in Cameroon (phonology, grammar and lexicology). Part Two describes the research design (textual material, method of data collection and informants) and provides a lexicographic description (spelling, word formative process, definition) of characteristic Cameroon English lexemes.
Summary Book Review New Views on Cameroon English by Martin Liboska:
Download or read book New Views on Cameroon English written by Martin Liboska and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2004-10-03 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: good+, University of Duisburg-Essen (Institute for Foreign Language Philology - Anglistics/American Studies), course: Hauptseminar "English Varieties", 28 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: English in West Africa is a complex field of investigation in the broader context of the “World Englishes”. For many years, researchers have focused on linguistic characteristics of the numerous varieties of English in this area and mostly subsumed them under the label “English in Africa” or “West African English” (WAE) (e.g., Spencer 1971; Todd 1984b; Kachru 1995, Schmied 1991). Only little attention has been paid to the single national varieties1 including Cameroon English (henceforth CamE), which is in fact a very interesting case for sociolinguistic analysis due to its status as a co-official language beside French in a multilingual environment. This paper aims to show that new approaches to the national West African varieties, in this case CamE, try to fill the gap of comparative research in this linguistic area. The first part of this paper shall introduce the reader to the complexity of the linguistic situation in West Africa in general. The status, function, and use of English in the anglophone West African countries will be determined in chapter 2. Then I will give an overview about the development of the two most important varieties of English spoken there, namely Pidgin English (PE) and WAE. This chapter will therefore serve as a basis of knowledge for the third chapter, which is the main part of this paper and deals with the new approach of Hans-Georg Wolf (2001) to “English in Cameroon”. By showing the results of the author’s study about the extraordinary sociolinguistic situation in Cameroon on the one hand and the lexical peculiarities of CamE on the other hand, I will support his main thesis, which classifies CamE as a distinct national variety within the linguistic region of West Africa. Finally, I will draw a conclusion and give proposals for further studies in this field of investigation.
Summary Book Review Sociolinguistic and Structural Aspects of Cameroon Creole English by Aloysius Ngefac:
Download or read book Sociolinguistic and Structural Aspects of Cameroon Creole English written by Aloysius Ngefac and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2016-08-17 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on current data, the book provides a detailed sociolinguistic and structural description of Cameroon Creole English, with a special focus on aspects that are often used in creolistic literature as putative defining features of bona fide prototypical creoles. It is the first comprehensive research monograph on the language that describes and situates its sociolinguistic and structural aspects within the context of current creolistic debate and answers the following unanswered questions: How is the evolutionary trajectory of the language and which theory of pidgins and creoles genesis best accounts for its origin and development? What is its current sociolinguistic status? Is the language a pidgin or a creole? What is the typological distance between the language and its main lexifier? What is its relationship with the other West African contact languages and other creole languages? In spite of the controversy that characterizes the field of creolistics regarding the defining characteristics of pidgins and creoles, the book suggests, for instance, that, if the different routes to creolization are recognized, it will be much easier to come up with putative characteristics that define the developmental status of any contact language, as is the case with Cameroon Creole English.
Summary Book Review A Dictionary of Cameroon Pidgin English Usage by Jean-Paul Kouega:
Download or read book A Dictionary of Cameroon Pidgin English Usage written by Jean-Paul Kouega and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review English in Cameroon and the Anglophone Community by :
Download or read book English in Cameroon and the Anglophone Community written by and published by . This book was released on 2000 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Aspects of Cameroon Englishes by Aloysius Ngefac:
Download or read book Aspects of Cameroon Englishes written by Aloysius Ngefac and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-08 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In spite of the fact that World Englishes theorizing projects a monolithic picture of English in Cameroon by focusing mostly on Cameroon Anglophone English (generally called Cameroon English), this book argues, with empirical evidence, that Cameroon harbours different world Englishes that display different realities and different describable aspects and trends, a complicated sociolinguistic scenario that challenges nation-based World Englishes paradigms. The book will be indispensable for different stakeholders, including scholars of World Englishes, general linguists, sociolinguists, creolists, phonologists, syntacticians, pedagogues, and students. In addition to describing the sociolinguistic and typological hallmarks of the different world Englishes that hold sway in Cameroon and highlighting their variety-specific peculiarities, the book further evaluates the plausibility and applicability of nation-based World Englishes paradigms in Cameroon, a country whose complex sociolinguistic landscape is comparable only to that of South Africa.
Summary Book Review Language Policy and Identity Construction by Eric A. Anchimbe:
Download or read book Language Policy and Identity Construction written by Eric A. Anchimbe and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The (dis)empowerment of languages through language policy in multilingual postcolonial communities often shapes speakers identification with these languages, their attitude towards other languages in the community, and their choices in interpersonal and intergroup communication. Focusing on the dynamics of Cameroon s multilingualism, this book contributes to current debates on the impact of politic language policy on daily language use in sociocultural and interpersonal interactions, multiple identity construction, indigenous language teaching and empowerment, the use of Cameroon Pidgin English in certain formal institutional domains initially dominated by the official languages, and linguistic patterns of social interaction for politeness, respect, and in-group bonding. Due to the multiple perspectives adopted, the book will be of interest to sociolinguists, applied linguists, pragmaticians, Afrikanists, and scholars of postcolonial linguistics."
Download or read book Cameroon written by Loreto Todd and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1982-01-01 with total page 175 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Spoken examples of the book
Download or read book Cameroon written by Loreto Todd and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1982-01-01 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume on the Cameroonian English contains two main sections. The first section is devoted to the history of language contact in Cameroon (contact with Islam and contact with Europeans); the development of English in Cameroon; the teaching of English in Cameroon in various stages of its history; and on idiosyncratic aspects of this variety of English. The second section is the text part of the volume consisting of sixteen printed texts (mostly modern but also five extracts of historical significance), eleven written texts (essays on pedagogical subjects, personal letters, a folk history, an academic paper, and literary extracts) and 13 oral texts (interviews, radio). These texts have been selected because of their linguistic interest and because of the information they provide on Cameroonian life and culture.
Summary Book Review Landscaping Postcoloniality. The Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature by Joyce B. Ashuntantang:
Download or read book Landscaping Postcoloniality. The Dissemination of Cameroon Anglophone Literature written by Joyce B. Ashuntantang and published by African Books Collective. This book was released on 2009 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a foundational text on the production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature. The Republic of Cameroon is a bilingual country with English and French as the official languages. Ashuntantang shows that the pattern of production and dissemination of Anglophone Cameroon literature is not only framed by the minority status of English and English-speaking Cameroonians within the Republic of Cameroon, but is also a reflection of a postcolonial reality in Africa where mostly African literary texts published by western multi-national corporations are assured wide international accessibility and readership. This book establishes that in spite of these setbacks, Anglophone Cameroon writers have produced a corpus of work that has enriched the genres of prose, poetry and drama, and that these texts deserve a wider readership.
Summary Book Review Social Differentiation in Cameroon English by Aloysius Ngefac:
Download or read book Social Differentiation in Cameroon English written by Aloysius Ngefac and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Social Differentiation in Cameroon English investigates the correlation between some extra-linguistic variables (gender, age, level of education, ethnicity, regionality, occupation, and mood) and phonological variables in a New English setting that is sociolinguistically and culturally different from most Western contexts. The investigation reveals that the type of correlation patterns between linguistic and sociolinguistic variables reported in the Western world are lacking in Cameroon because of contextual factors and the fact that English Language Teaching (ELT) goals in Cameroon continue to be based on Inner Circle English norms. It is therefore predicted that if mainstream Cameroon English is promoted and standardized and Cameroonian speakers of English are evaluated in terms of their knowledge of Cameroon Standard English, some of the correlation patterns reported in the Western world can equally be observable in Cameroon.
Summary Book Review The Impact of Cameroon Languages on the English Language Performance of Cameroon Children at the Secondary School Level by Andrew K. Mosongo:
Download or read book The Impact of Cameroon Languages on the English Language Performance of Cameroon Children at the Secondary School Level written by Andrew K. Mosongo and published by . This book was released on 1977 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Status, Functions, and Prospects of Pidgin English by Anne Schröder:
Download or read book Status, Functions, and Prospects of Pidgin English written by Anne Schröder and published by Gunter Narr Verlag. This book was released on 2003 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[A]ll interview transcriptions and almost 150 tables with calculations from the quantitative survey are made available on the accompanying CD-ROM."--Page 4 of cover.
Summary Book Review Perspectives on Language Study and Literature in Cameroon by Emmanuel Chia:
Download or read book Perspectives on Language Study and Literature in Cameroon written by Emmanuel Chia and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Aspects of Cameroon English Usage by Jean-Paul Kouega:
Download or read book Aspects of Cameroon English Usage written by Jean-Paul Kouega and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: