Crossing Linguistic Borders in Postcolonial Anglophone Africa

Crossing Linguistic Borders in Postcolonial Anglophone Africa

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The papers collected in this volume discuss applied, pedagogical and ideological issues related to language use in selected countries in post-colonial Anglophone Africa. The collection represents new voices in linguistics from Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria, and is structured in four sections, covering the following themes: a€c languages in contact a€c language identity, ideology and policy a€c communication and issues of intelligibility a€c language in education The volume discusses the linguistic paradoxes and complexities that have emerged from the contact between English, (and/or) French and indigenous African languages. Some of the papers collected here discuss the characteristics, functions and peculiarities of the emerging varieties of languages that have developed in these post-colonial African States. Furthermore, the book offers empirical data on up-to-date research drawn from the expertise of budding and established scholars in the areas under discussion, and demonstrates the rich body of research that is developing in post-colonial Africa. Some of the areas covered in this volume include the linguistic products of bilingualism in Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, and new linguistic and sociocultural borders of Cameroonian Pidgin-Creole, which bridge the ideological gap between English and French speaking communities in Cameroon, unofficial language policy and language planning in the country and discourse choices in Cameroonian English. This book is an ideal resource for graduate students and researchers interested in the areas of sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, discourse analysis and World Englishes.CALDT (Cambridge Advanced Learnera#39;s Dictionary and Thesaurus) 2011: Cambridge: CUP. ... Chambers (Chambers Encyclopedic English Dictionary) ( 1994) Chambers: Cambridge. Fromkin, V. ... An Introduction to Language (4th Edition).

Title:Crossing Linguistic Borders in Postcolonial Anglophone Africa
Author: Valentine N. Ubanako, Jemima Anderson
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2014-11-10

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