Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Indigenisation

On Multilingualism and Language Evolution

Editors: Anchimbe, Eric A. (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the pragmatics of new indigenized varieties where previous research only deals with lexical, semantic, and phonological properties
  • Provides and uses authentic data from naturally occurring situations which makes the findings more generalisable to other postcolonial multilingual communities
  • Offers rare insights from French as well as English as a post-colonial language
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction—Indigenisation and Multilingualism: Extending the Debate on Language Evolution in Cameroon

    Anchimbe, Eric A.

    Pages 1-19

  • ‘That-clauses’ in Cameroon English: A Study in Functional Extension

    Sala, Bonaventure M.

    Pages 23-37

  • Pronoun-Like Usage in Cameroon English: The Case of Copy, Resumptive, Obligation, and Dummy Pronouns

    Mbangwana, Paul N.

    Pages 39-53

  • Les camerounismes: Essai d’une (nouvelle) typologie

    Atindogbé, Gratien Gualbert (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Intonation in Cameroon English

    Ouafeu, Yves Talla Sando

    Pages 81-102

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Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0066-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Indigenisation
Book Subtitle
On Multilingualism and Language Evolution
Editors
  • Eric A. Anchimbe
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7881-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7881-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7880-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0066-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 213
Number of Illustrations and Tables
13 b/w illustrations
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