Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Indigenisation [electronic resource] : On Multilingualism and Language Evolution / edited by Eric A. Anchimbe
- Anchimbe, Eric A.
- Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2014.
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- Introduction -- 1. Indigenisation and multilingualism: Extending the debate on language evolution in Cameroon -- Part I: Structural perspectives on indigenisation – Syntax and phonology. 2. ‘That-clauses’ in Cameroon English: A study in functional extension. 3. Pronoun-like usage in Cameroon English: The case of copy, resumptive, obligation, and dummy pronouns. 4. Les camerounismes: Essai d’une (nouvelle) typologie. 5. Intonation in Cameroon English. 6. Ethnolinguistic heterogeneity in Cameroon English pronunciation -- Part II: Sociolinguistic perspectives on indigenisation – Sociolinguistics and pragmatics. 7. Attitudes towards Cameroon English: A sociolinguistic survey. 8. Gender and the use of tags in Cameroon English discourse. 9.Ethnicité, politesse et représentations au Cameroun. 10. Address strategies in Cameroon Pidgin English: A socio-pragmatic perspective -- Author/Subject index.
- Descriptions of new varieties of European languages in postcolonial contexts have focused exceedingly on system-based indigenisation and variation. This volume–while further illustrating processes and instantiations of indigenisation at this level–incorporates investigations of sociolinguistic and pragmatic phenomena in daily social interaction–e.g. politeness, respect, compliment response, naming and address forms, and gender–through innovative analytic frameworks that view indigenisation from emic perspectives. Focusing on postcolonial Cameroon and using natural and questionnaire data, the book assesses the salience of linguistic and sociocultural hybridisation triggered by colonialism and, recently, globalisation in interaction in and across languages and cultures. The authors illustrate how the multilingual nature of the society and individuals’ multilingual repertoires shape patterns in the indigenisation and evolution of the ex-colonial languages, English and French, and Pidgin English.
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