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Multilingual backgrounds and the identity issue in Cameroon

Title data

Anchimbe, Eric A.:
Multilingual backgrounds and the identity issue in Cameroon.
In: Anuario del seminario de filología Vasca "Julio de Urquijo". Vol. 39 (2008) Issue 2 . - pp. 33-48.
ISSN 0582-6152

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Abstract in another language

This paper seeks to establish at what point the language issue is relevant to the establishment of a Cameroonian identity which is devoid of complications (difficult though it may be) and which reflects the ideal citizen in this multilingual setting. It traces some of the historically linked sociolinguistic problems encountered in Cameroon to the quest for an adequately recognised identity vehiculated in a given language. This brings to light the divergent attachment to the official languages and the native Cameroonian languages and the various strata of identity they engender.

Further data

Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Mühleisen
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 09:52
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 09:58
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53743