Language Policy and Identity Construction: The dynamics of Cameroon's multilingualism - IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society 32 (Hardback)Eric A. Anchimbe (author)
Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 07/01/2013
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The (dis)empowerment of languages through language policy in multilingual postcolonial communities often shapes speakers' identification with these languages, their attitude towards other languages in the community, and their choices in interpersonal and intergroup communication. Focusing on the dynamics of Cameroon's multilingualism, this book contributes to current debates on the impact of politic language policy on daily language use in sociocultural and interpersonal interactions, multiple identity construction, indigenous language teaching and empowerment, the use of Cameroon Pidgin English in certain formal institutional domains initially dominated by the official languages, and linguistic patterns of social interaction for politeness, respect, and in-group bonding. Due to the multiple perspectives adopted, the book will be of interest to sociolinguists, applied linguists, pragmaticians, Afrikanists, and scholars of postcolonial linguistics.
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Co
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 645 g
Dimensions: 245 x 164 mm
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