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Editors: Echu, George (University of Yaounde); Obeng, Samuel Gyasi (Indiana University)
Book Description:
The papers in this volume fall under two main themes. The first deals broadly with multilingualism and language contact in West Africa in general and Cameroon in particular. Important topics discussed in this section include: the structure and discursive use(s) of the various forms and uses of Pidgin English, the ways the French language and African languages have influenced each other through loaning (both direct and indirect) and a description of local forms of “Africanized European” languages (especially French). The second part concerns language teaching and learning in contact situations. Important topics discussed under this section include: multilingualism and second language acquisition, interference, a lexical appraisal of the language of second (third) language learners, and the influence of European languages on the learning of other European languages in West Africa.

Table of Contents:
Prologue;

Chapter 1. Introduction; pp. 1-7
(Samuel Gyasi Obeng)

Chapter 2. West African Languages in Contact with European Languages; pp. 9-22
(Samuel Gyasi Obeng)

Chapter 3. Pidgin English in Cameroon: A Veritable Linguistic Menu; pp. 23-44
(Paul Nkad Mbangwana)

Chapter 4. L’enrichissement du Français en Milieu Fulfulde au Cameroun; pp. 45-56
(Edmond Biloa And Mohamadou Aminou)

Chapter 5. Emprunts au Pidgin-English dans le Français du Cameroun: Situation et Apports; pp. 57-73
(George Echu)

Chapter 6. Indirect Borrowing: A Source of Lexical Expansion; pp. 75-88
(Pius N. Tamanji)

Chapter 7. Le Phonetisme du Français Oral en Milieu Tupuri au Nord Cameroun; pp. 89-101
(Edmond Biloa)

Chapter 8. Problematique de la Composition Nominale Toponymique dans les Enseignes Publicitaires Camerounaises; pp. 103-116
(Etienne Dassi)

Chapter 9. La Siglaison Comme L’Expression de la Cohabitation du Français et de L’Anglais au Cameroun; pp. 117-130
(George Echu)

Chapter 10. Multiligualism and Second Language Acquisition in the Northern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon; pp. 131-147
(Leslie C. Moore)

Chapter 11. L’Allemande et le Français en Contact: Quelques Erreurs D’Interference des Apprenants Camerounais de L’Allemand; pp. 149-160
(Bernard Mulo Farenkia)

Chapter 12. The English of French-Speaking Cameroonians: A Lexical Appraisal; pp. 161-172
(Jean-Paul Kouega)

Chapter 13. L’Influence du Français dans L’Apprentissage de L’Espagnol Comme Langue Etrangere au Cameroun; pp. 173-179
(Bekono Mvoe)

Chapter 14. Contacts/Conflits des Langues, Insecurite Linguistique et Implications Didactiques au Cameroun; Epilogue; pp. 181-196
(David Ngamassu)

Epilogue; pp. 197

About The Authors; pp. 199

Index.

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2004
   ISBN: 1-59033-951-7
   Status: AV
  
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