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By Hector Kamdem

ISBN-10: 3631659431

ISBN-13: 9783631659434

This ebook is a straightforward and transparent presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an city formative years sociolect in Cameroon. It provides this sociolect as an outgrowth of language touch phenomena that experience fossilized specifically round the Littoral zone of Cameroon. Methodologically conversing, it makes use of a lexicographic in addition to an ethnographic method of information assortment. Lexical parts were accumulated from such assorted resources as Cameroonian renowned track, on-line discussion groups and boards like fb, blogs, Youtube video clips and so on. along with there have been team conversations equipped for the gathering of information. the most important power of this e-book lies within the variety and authenticity of its resources that are all traceable. in addition, the entire standard statements it makes concerning the foundation, semantic different types, grammatical sessions of the lexis of Camfranglais are the results of the required lexical manipulations that are supposed to precede those statements. an entire alphabetical lexicon of Camfranglais is gifted, and, the place possile, etymologies are given. For all entries, genuine examples are quoted for you to consultant the reader to using phrases. Idiomatic expressions also are awarded for various lexical entries. The e-book will function reference for these engaged on Camfranglais in addition to a kick off point for lexico-semantic stories on Camfranglais.

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It is however is found in most other corpora consulted online. All other corpora earlier than 2000 do not have this lexical item. ” This form, “nyass,” is close to the Nigerian Pidgin English “nyash,” whose meaning is equally normally restricted to the buttocks. However, “nyass” in Camfranglais means to have sex with a woman, while “lass” refers only to buttocks, and in Nigerian Pidgin English, “nyash” does not ordinarily bear the sense of having sex with a woman. The point is that “lass” has had a meaning extention without becoming in itself archaic.

This generation of users is now between 30 and 40 years of age, and still uses Camfranglais. However they tend to use it less as time goes by: when they get involved in family life, they generally prefer speaking l­anguages other than Camfranglais in the presence of their children. C ­ amfranglais ­remains a predominantly youth phenomenon. It is perceived in various ways across society. Ngefac (2011:121,122) presents results for a survey that signals 68percent negative attitude towards Camfranglais, with respondents viewing it as the language of rascals and irresponsible children, or as a childish language.

4 Hyperbole Examples of hyperbole drawn from my corpus include: • Cass, to be exhausted < From the French cassé, to be broken down. • Casser le derrière, gay sex < From the French casser, to break; and derrière, backside, meaning to break the behind. • Casse-mbit, a loose-living girl < From the French casser, to break, and the Pidgin mbit, penis, penis breaker. • Couper, to have sex < From the French couper, to cut. • Cut, to have sex < From the English, cut, to cut. • Écraser le pistache Tuer, to have sex < From the French écraser, to grind, and a vegetable called pistache.

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