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Sociolinguistic and Structural Aspects of Cameroon Creole English (Hardback)
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Sociolinguistic and Structural Aspects of Cameroon Creole English (Hardback)

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Hardback 250 Pages / Published: 08/08/2016
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Based on current data, the book provides a detailed sociolinguistic and structural description of Cameroon Creole English, with a special focus on aspects that are often used in creolistic literature as putative defining features of bona fide prototypical creoles. It is the first comprehensive research monograph on the language that describes and situates its sociolinguistic and structural aspects within the context of current creolistic debate and answers the following unanswered questions: How is the evolutionary trajectory of the language and which theory of pidgins and creoles genesis best accounts for its origin and development? What is its current sociolinguistic status? Is the language a pidgin or a creole? What is the typological distance between the language and its main lexifier? What is its relationship with the other West African contact languages and other creole languages? In spite of the controversy that characterizes the field of creolistics regarding the defining characteristics of pidgins and creoles, the book suggests, for instance, that, if the different routes to creolization are recognized, it will be much easier to come up with putative characteristics that define the developmental status of any contact language, as is the case with Cameroon Creole English.

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443897228
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 212 x 148 x 28 mm
Edition: Unabridged edition

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