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A Dictionary of Camfranglais

Author : Hector Fonkoua Kamdem
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This book is a simple and clear presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an urban youth sociolect in Cameroon. It presents this sociolect as an outgrowth of language contact phenomena that have fossilized especially around the Littoral Region of Cameroon. Methodologically speaking, it uses a lexicographic as well as an ethnographic approach to data collection. Lexical elements have been collected from such diverse sources as Cameroonian popular music, online chat groups and forums like Facebook, blogs, Youtube videos etc. Besides there were group conversations organized for the collection of data. The major strength of this book lies in the diversity and authenticity of its sources which are all traceable. Moreover, all the regular statements it makes about the origin, semantic categories, grammatical classes of the lexis of Camfranglais are the result of the necessary lexical manipulations that should precede these statements. A complete alphabetical lexicon of Camfranglais is presented, and, where possile, etymologies are given. For all entries, real examples are quoted so as to guide the reader to the usage of words. Idiomatic expressions are also presented for different lexical entries. The book will serve as reference for those working on Camfranglais as well as a starting point for lexico-semantic studies on Camfranglais.

Critical Perspectives on the Theory and Practice of Translating Camfranglais Literature

Author : Vakunta, Peter Wuteh
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This study teases out the nexus between text typologies and translational paradigms. Camfranglais fictional works are not canonical texts; rather they find a niche in the corpus of peripheral ethnographic texts that require an interpretive approach to translational practice. Translators of Camfranglais literature cannot but be like the texts they translate - at once multilingual and multicultural. Given the Polytonal and multilingual composition of Camfranglais literary texts, the onus rests with translators charged with the onerous task of bridging communicative gaps to conceive models that are germane to the translation of these multi-coded texts.

A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage

Author : Jean-Paul Kouega
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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.

Camfranglais The Making of a New Language in Cameroonian Literature

Author : Vakunta, Peter Wuteh
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This study raises awareness to the emergence of a new genre in world literature-hybridized literature. It rejects the assumption according to which literatures written in less commonly taught languages should be subsumed into one universally accessible global idiom. Instead, Vakunta challenges literary scholars and readers of literature to regard untranslatability as the key to cross-cultural engagement. The book's multiple approaches and innumerable sources generate complex interdisciplinary connections and provide an excellent introduction to a complex literary phenomenon alien to literati resident outside the officially bilingual multicultural and multilingual Republic of Cameroon.

Slang across Societies

Author : Jim Davie
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Slang Across Societies is an introductory reference work and textbook which aims to acquaint readers with key themes in the study of youth, criminal and colloquial language practices. Focusing on key questions such as speaker identity and motivations, perceptions of use and users, language variation, and attendant linguistic manipulations, the book identifies and discusses more than 20 in-group and colloquial varieties from no fewer than 16 different societies worldwide. Suitable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students working in areas of slang, lexicology, lexicography, sociolinguistics and youth studies, Slang Across Societies brings together extensive research on youth, criminal and colloquial language from different parts of the world.

A Dictionary of Cameroon Pidgin English Usage

Author : Jean-Paul Kouega
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Camfranglais

Author : Jean-Paul Kouega
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"The present study focuses on Camfranglais, a created speech form that has been in use in the country for approximately three decades. The analysis first considers the sociolinguistic and the linguistic features of this speech form (Part One), and then it provides a lexical inventory of common words used by its speakers (Part Two)"--P. 11.

Cultural Conceptualisations in West African English

Author : Frank Polzenhagen
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This book is an application of the cognitive-linguistic framework to the study of the New Englishes, specifically West African English. Its theoretical part provides an outline of the analytical tools, in particular conceptual metaphor/metonymy and cultural-model theory. Using corpus-linguistic methods and incorporating research from neighbouring social sciences, the empirical part explores culture-specific conceptualisations and their linguistic expression in the variety under analysis. The findings attest to the «cultural contextualisation» of the English language in the West African setting. The last part of the book critically discusses the current debate on the role and spread of English as a global language, from a cognitive-linguistic and discourse-analytical perspective.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

Author : Mark W. DeLancey
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Reaches far back into early history, covers the colonial era extensively, and then continues on to the present period. Includes an up-to-date chronology and a bibliography that can direct readers to other pertinent works.

Language Literature and Identity

Author : Kizitus Mpoche
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Aspects of Cameroon English Usage

Author : Jean-Paul Kouega
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World Englishes

Author : Hans-Georg Wolf
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Honorary editor: René Dirven The series Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (ACL) welcomes book proposals from any domain where the theoretical insights developed in Cognitive Linguistics (CL) have been (or could be) fruitfully applied. IN the past thirty-five years, the CL movement has articulated a rich and satisfying view of language around a small number of foundational principles. THe first one argues that language faculties do not constitute a separate module of cognition, but emerge as specialized uses of more general cognitive abilities. THe second principle emphasises the symbolic function of language. THe grammar of individual languages (including the lexicon, morphology, and syntax) can be exclusively described as a structured inventory of conventionalized symbolic units. THe third principle states that meaning is equated with conceptualization. IT is subjective, anthropomorphic, and crucially incorporates humans' experience with their bodies and the world around them. FInally, CL's Usage-Based conception anchors the meaning of linguistic expressions in the rich soil of their social usage. COnsequently, usage-related issues such as frequency and entrenchment contribute to their semantic import. TAken together, these principles provide researchers in different academic fields with a powerful theoretical framework for the investigation of linguistic issues in the specific context of their particular disciplines. THe primary focus of ACL is to serve as a high level forum for the result of these investigations.

Lingua Posnaniensis

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International Journal of the Sociology of Language

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Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

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Afrikanistische Arbeitspapiere

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Language and National Identity in Africa

Author : Andrew Simpson
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This book focuses on language, culture, and identity in nineteen countries in Africa. Leading specialists, mainly from Africa, describe national linguistic and political histories, assess the status of majority and minority languages, and consider the role of language in ethnic conflict.

MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures

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Annales de la Facult des arts lettres et sciences humaines

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Ufahamu

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