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Bilingualism in Cameroon

Awa, Magdalene Shiri Halle.

Bilingualism in Cameroon

evolution and challenges

by Awa, Magdalene Shiri Halle.

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Published by s.n.] in [Bamenda, Cameroon .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bilingualism -- Cameroon.,
  • Cameroon -- Languages.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 67-68) and index.

    StatementMagdalene Shiri Halle Awa.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP115.5.C17 A97 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16518653M
    ISBN 109956460109
    LC Control Number2007380916
    OCLC/WorldCa162119355

    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 . Cameroon’s intermediate lions will face thier Zimbabwan counterparts in the first match of the African Nation’s Championship due to begin in Cameroon come April this year. This was the substance of the official draw ceremony that took place yesterday at the Yaounde Multipurpose Sports Complex.

    The continuous and persistent employment of terms such as biculturalism, bilingualism and bijuralism in legal texts in Cameroon is only to confuse the international community, especially from seeing exactly the kind of ëethnic cleansingí which is taking place in the theslopelounge.com: Peter Ateh-Afac Fossungu. Cameroon today celebrates the 18th edition of the national bilingualism day across the national territory under the theme “Bilingualism,a bridge to national unity, foundation for a peaceful and emergent Cameroon. The day will be officially celebrated at Mfou, in the Centre region of Cameroon under the chairmanship of basic education Minister Laurent Serge Etoundi Ngua. .

    1) brief history of official bilingualism in cameroon The evolution of the use of our official languages in Cameroon (English and French) has gone a long way, especially since when it became clear that the two Cameroons were moving towards a federal or a unitary state. Weinreich ( 1) defines bilingualism as „the practice of alternately using two languages‟. Moreover, several classifications of individual bilinguals are introduced in current academic books such as based on language proficiency; the term „balanced bilinguals‟ refers to .


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This book contains fourteen articles on current problems in maintaining two official languages, French and English, in a country Bilingualism in Cameroon book people speak different indigenous languages.

After an introduction describing the evolution of official bilingualism in Cameroon, six articles focus upon the challenges of teaching the official languages, especially in English-speaking theslopelounge.com: George Echu. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more.

Bilingualism in Cameroon: evolution and challenges in SearchWorks catalog Skip to search Skip to main content. Bilingualism Made in Cameroon Former North-West Governor Abakhat Mahamat in his book; “l’Audace d’Etre Different”, surmised the French approach to bilingualism as “Le piège de tout penser en Français et traduire en Anglais” (the danger of conceiving in French, and then translate in English).

Official Bilingualism in Cameroon: Instrumental or Integrative Policy. Isaiah Munang Ayafor University of Freiburg, Germany 1. Introduction and background considerations Among Bilingualism in Cameroon book countries of the world, where the phenomenon of bilingualism is experienced, Cameroon may be Cited by: 8.

“Official bilingualism” which for a long time became a source of pride and distinguished Cameroon in the international community has been eroded in recent years by a number of factors militating.

A man of diverse abilities, Fonlon was characterized as the Cameroonian Socrates. He was a major promoter of bilingualism, as reflected in the journal Abbia: Cameroon Cultural Review that he founded in the early s.

by Bernard Nsokika Fonlon by Bernard Nsokika Fonlon. Cameroon Tribune (Yaoundé) The Chairman of the National Commission for the Promotion of Bilingualism and Multiculturalism, Peter Mafany Musonge.

Commission shall be responsible for promoting bilingualism and multiculturalism in Cameroon with a view to maintaining peace, consolidating the country's national unity and strengthening its people's willingness and day-to-day experience with respect to living together.

Bilingualism is enshrined in the Constitution of Cameroon since With the Constitutional amendment ofthese provisions were reaffirmed in unequivocal terms.

Jul 27,  · This paper is an adaptation of an earlier one I delivered on the Cameroon National Radio Station on the 9th of July The paper was delivered during National Bilingualism Week in Cameroon.

The paper was one of the daily political commentaries I delivered on the a.m. prime time national and world news on Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), Yaounde, between and - Survey on the sound implementation of constitutional provisions on the practice of bilingualism in the 37 Ministerial departments from the 1 st to the 3 rd of November These documents in full implementation of section 12 sub (f) of decree n° / of 23 January were approved by the President of the Republic on the 6 th of.

In short, given that research in the area of bilingualism and linguistic communication in Cameroon is still in its embryonic stage, the anthology has the credit of stimulating further research into this vast sociolinguistic paradise.

Bilingualism in Cameroon has its force from the various declarations and texts coming from state institutions. Bilingualism is enshrined in the Cameroon Constitution sincewhen English and.

This book contains fourteen articles on current problems in maintaining two official languages, French and English, in a country where people speak different indigenous languages.

After an introduction describing the evolution of official bilingualism in Cameroon, six articles focus upon the challenges of teaching the official languages, especially in English-speaking areas. In Part II six. The nation strives toward bilingualism, but in reality very few Cameroonians speak both French and English, and many speak neither.

[ citation needed ] The government has established several bilingual schools in an effort to teach both languages more evenly; however, in reality most of these schools separate the anglophone and francophone sections and therefore do not provide a true bilingual Lingua franca(s): French, English.

The paper was delivered during National Bilingualism Week in Cameroon. The paper was one of the daily political commentaries I delivered on the a.m. prime time national and world news on Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV), Yaounde, between and Author: Tikum Mbah Azonga. Cameroon: End of the 14th Edition of the Bilingualism week in Ngaoundere "The purpose of this ceremony is to make students aware of the importance of our two official languages, to invite the teachers and administrators you are to express yourself in both English and French", the representative of the senior divisional Officer of Vina.

Bilingualism. bilingualism, ability to use two languages. Fluency in a second language requires skills in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing, although in practice some of those skills are often considerably less developed than others.

Few bilinguals are equally proficient in both languages. It would therefore be an unprecedented quantum leap for Cameroon to create a functional Bilingual Commission, implement the spirit and letter of its constitutional provisions, transform decrees pertaining to bilingualism into reality, respect the statutes of the Bilingual Commission and eventually seek admission into the IALC.

The root of the 'anglophone problem' in Cameroon may be traced back towhen the political elites of two territories with different colonial legacies - one French and the other British - agreed on the formation of a federal State.

Contrary to expectations, this did not provide for the equal partnership. (3) The official languages of the, Republic of Cameroon shall be English and French, both languages having the same status.

The State shall guarantee the promotion of bilingualism throughout the country. It shall endeavour to protect and promote national languages.Dec 05,  · Being one of the most widely spoken languages in the country, having met the communicative needs of Cameroonians for more than years, and being a language that carries the identity and ecology of Cameroon, pidgin English has the potential to be promoted to the status of an official language and made to serve as a compromise medium for socio Author: Peter Wuteh Vakunta.Kuchah, KEarly bilingualism in Cameroon: where politics and education meet.

in J Enever, J Moon & U Raman (eds), Young Learner English Language Policy and Implementation: International Perspectives. Garnet Education, Reading, U. K., pp. Cited by: 5.