Contact Linguistics in Africa and Beyond


Akinmade T. Akande (Editor)
Department of English, Albert-Ludwigs University, Rempartstraße, Freiburg, Germany

Rotimi Taiwo (Editor)
Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Series: Languages and Linguistics
BISAC: LAN009000

“Contact Linguistics in Africa and Beyond” is an edited volume which focuses on the sociolinguistics of contact linguistics. This volume covers different aspects of linguistics and sociolinguistics including topics related to language contact phenomenon, codeswitching, corpus linguistics, creole linguistics, phonology and the acquisition of idiomatic expressions by some bilinguals. The volume comprises fifteen chapters with contributions from such (socio)linguists as Myers-Scotton, Peter Auer, Daniel Nkemleke and Edmund Bamiro. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. A Mechanism of Lexical Blending: The Abstract Level Model
(Carol Myers-Scotton, Michigan State University, MI, USA)

Chapter 2. The Social Meaning of Bilingual Talk
(Peter Auer, University of Freiburg, Germany)

Chapter 3. Towards a Corpus-Based Methodology for Contact Linguistics: Investigating Variation in Cameroon and East-African Englishes
(Daniel A. Nkemleke, English Language and Linguistics, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany)

Chapter 4. Features of Spoken Nigerian English
(Inyang Udofot, Department of English, University of Uyo, Nigeria)

Chapter 5. Variation in Complex Sequences of Sounds: The Case of (-T, -D) Consonant Clusters in Jamaican Schools
(Véronique Lacoste, University of Freiburg, Breisgau, Germany)

Chapter 6. Ownership of Pidgin English in Cameroon: Evidence from an Informal Setting
(Valentine Ubanako, The University of Yaounde I- Cameroon, Department of Bilingual Studies, Yaoundé, Cameroon)

Chapter 7. The English Language in Cameroon: A Holdall?
(Gilbert Tagne Safotso and Carlous Nketisama Muluh, Higher Teacher Training College, University of Maroua, Cameroon)

Chapter 8. A Diachronic and Synchronic Appraisal of Kamtok
(Aloysius Ngefac, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon)

Chapter 9. The Influence of Standard Persian on Mazandarani: The Case of Lexical Borrowings and Ablative Postposition
(Mohammad Amouzadeh and Manoochehr Tavangar, Department of Linguistics, University of Isfahan, Iran)

Chapter 10. Language Contact and Contact Language(s)in Nigeria: Nigerian Hip-Hop Lyrics as a Case Study
(Akinmade T. Akande, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Chapter 11. Phonology of English Loanwords in Urhobo Corpus
(C.U.C. Ugorji, University of Benin, Nigeria)

Chapter 12. Contact Linguistics and the Construction of Cultural Identity in Anglophone African Literature: The Nigerian Example
(Edmund Bamiro, Dept. of English, Redeemer’s University,
Mowe, Ogun State, Nigeria)

Chapter 13. A Contrastive Linguistic Study of Some Identical Idiomatic Expressions in English and Yoruba
(O. T. Akinwale and Ibrahim E. Olaosun, Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)

Chapter 14. Writing in Gikuyu: Ngugi wa Thiong’o’s Search for African Authenticity
(Kristin I. Helland, University of Arizona, AZ, USA)

Chapter 15. Evidence of Language Change: The Case of Vestige of Diachrony in Yoruba Personal Name – Words
(Ogunwale Joshua Abiodun, Department of Linguistics and African Languages, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria)


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