Ethnolects of Cameroon English : Pronunciation, Education, and Evolution

By (author) Fonyuy, Kelen Ernesta

From an integrative perspective this study analyses the evolution of ethnolinguistic variability in Cameroon English (CamE) pronunciation along the educational echelon. Focus is on the phonetic/phonological variables of ethnolects distinctive from Received Pronunciation and CamE, and markers which prompt attitudinal reactions in speakers and listeners' perceptions. Interviews are conducted and a questionnaire designed to elicit pronunciation and attitudinal variability. Integrative methods are explored to analyse the data, and the trace element hypothesis postulated. As contribution to studies on the evolution in the New Englishes it proposes the lectal continuum and fossilised CamE features as yard sticks for mainstreaming CamE phonology and advocates sociophonetics in language teaching.

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  • Contents: Cameroon English phonetic variation in its social context in diachronic and synchronic times and spaces - Non-dominant and mainstream varieties of Cameroon English pronunciation.

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書名 Ethnolects of Cameroon English : Pronunciation, Education, and Evolution
著作者等 Fonyuy, Kelen Ernesta
書名別名 Pronunciation, Education, and Evolution
シリーズ名 Europaische Hochschulschriften/European University Studies/Publications Universitaires Europeennes Reihe 21: Linguistik/Series 21: Linguistics/Serie 21: Linguistique 380
出版元 Peter Lang GmbH
刊行年月 2013.01.17
ページ数 205p
大きさ H210 x W148
ISBN 9783631628225
ISSN 07213352
言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ