This study uses a lexicographic approach as well as ethnolinguistic methods to explore Camfranglais (also known as Francanglais) , which is spoken in the language contact region of the towns for former British Cameroon and former French Cameroon. The opening chapter offers background on the historical origin and definition of Camfranglais, as well as discussion of the sociolinguistics of Camfranglais, a lexical elaboration of Camfranglais, the poetic making of Camfranglais, Camfranglais in historical perspectives, and the construction of youth identities in discourse practice. The rest of the book contains a dictionary, illustrated with small-format black and white photos. Annotation c2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Hector Kamdem Fonkoua is a Junior Fellow at the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) in Bayreuth (Germany). He holds several degrees in English and French linguistics as well as for the teaching of these languages.