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Title:Language, literature and education in multicultural societies: collaborative research on Africa
Editors:Harrow, Kenneth W.ISNI
Mpoche, KizitusISNI
City of publisher:Newcastle
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN:1847185630; 9781847185631
Geographic terms:Africa
Subjects:language instruction
African languages
English language
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The 22 papers collected in this volume were presented at a conference held at the University of Yaounde I, Cameroon, in May 2006. Themes discussed include multilingualism, notably in Cameroon, the loss of linguistic diversity in Cameroon and elsewhere, the impact of internationalization on language, language use in school, second and foreign language learning/teaching, and the use of Cameroon languages in literature. Papers focusing on Cameroon: Researching language education in Cameroon (Edith Esch); The language of education in former colonies: the case of Cameroon (Stephen A. Mforteh); Globalisation: a threat to indigenous languages? Literature the redeemer through formal and informal education (Ayu'nwi N. Neba); Language, politics and educational innovation in Cameroon (Blasius A. Chiatoh); Language conflict and pedagogic implications in Cameroon (Michael E. Apuge); Declining anglophone English language proficiency in Cameroon: what factors should be considered? (A. Neba Fontem and S.O. Oyetade); An atypical case of dual-medium education programme in a complex multilingual setting: the Horizon Bilingual Educational Complex in Cameroon (Innocent Mbouya Fasse); Orality and literacy in Cameroon e-mail discourse (Camilla A. Tabe); Communicative teaching: a panacea for the language teaching problems in Cameroon? (Luther Zogang); Frequency and use of modals in Cameroon English and application to language education (Daniel Nkemleke); The major causes of communication breakdown between native and non native speakers of English: some pedagogical implications (Samuel Atechi); The educational significance of the Cameroon novel of English expression: focus on four texts (Shadrach A. Ambanasom); Socio-political historical evolution and the Cameroonian drama (Donatus F. Tangem); Alterity in fiction: towards a definition of Alobwed' Epie's 'The death certificate' (Bate Besong). [ASC Leiden abstract]