18.1425, Books: Lexicography/Sociolinguistics: Kouega

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Subject: 18.1425, Books: Lexicography/Sociolinguistics: Kouega

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Date: 09-May-2007
From: Philipp Waelle < publicity at peterlang.com >
Subject: A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage: Kouega

 

	
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Date: Thu, 10 May 2007 11:01:16
From: Philipp Waelle < publicity at peterlang.com >
Subject: A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage: Kouega 
 



Title: A Dictionary of Cameroon English Usage 
Publication Year: 2007 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
	   http://www.peterlang.com
	

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11027 


Author: Jean-Paul Kouega

Paperback: ISBN: 9783039110 Pages: 202 Price: U.S. $ 54.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039110 Pages: 202 Price: U.K. £ 32.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039110 Pages: 202 Price: Europe EURO 45.70
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039110 Pages: 202 Price: Europe EURO 48.90 Comment: for Germany (including VAT)
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039110 Pages: 202 Price: Europe EURO 50.30 Comment: for Austria (including VAT)


Abstract:

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.

Contents: 

Background information on Cameroon (physical and human geography, economy,
geopolitics) - The language situation of Cameroon (ancestral and minor
vehicular languages, major lingua francas, official languages) - Linguistic
features of English in Cameroon (phonology, grammar, lexicology) - Research
design (textual material, method of data collection, informants) - The
dictionary - Proverbs and sayings - Forenames and their pet-name forms -
Recent literary works by native Cameroon English writers (1990-2006). 



Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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