Ideologies and Attitudes towards Pidgin English in Cameroon

Jane-Francis Afungmeyu Abongdia

Abstract


The major focus of this paper is an examination of the role of lingua francas in Cameroon. It examines how Cameroon Pidgin English (CPE) functions within a bilingual country with about 280 indigenous languages. The CPE finds expression in the ways in which the language policy has been developed and implemented across the country with two official languages: English and French. The paper considers the nature of ideologies and attitudes and their development as a result of the socio-ecomonic and political position of English and French in Cameroon as well as the role of the CPE in this bilingual context.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n7p601


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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