Overview:Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective - This study is a phonetic description of intonation in Cameroon English, a postcolonial variety of English. Its focus is on the usage of specific tones, paratone and the intonational marking of the information status in discourse. Two main descriptive frameworks are used, namely the Discourse Intonation and the Auto-Segmental Metrical frameworks. Findings of the study are based on the auditory and acoustic analyses of natural conversation as well as read speech and, with relation to the sociolinguistic variables of education and gender, the linguistic variable speaking style. These findings demonstrate for example that, unlike speakers of other postcolonial Englishes (cf. Nigerian English), Cameroon English speakers make new information more prominent (or louder) than given information in the discourse structure. Furthermore, it is shown that Cameroon English speakers make extensive use of the falling pitch movement in speech, which leads the author to conclude that the falling tone does a lot of work in Cameroon English. Lastly, the findings also reveal that sociolinguistic theories postulated in native English communities do not necessarily apply in postcolonial English settings given that native English and postcolonial Englishes have being developing along different lines.

This book is on page /a06b960ac9dc90216ed4e00b41bc8290/book/1603776983-9781443819299. It was written by the following authors: Yves Talla Sando Ouafeu, Jessica Frazier. Book Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective, which can be read online, published by the company: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Lexington Books. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Language, Stationery, Gifts, Reference, Spirituality, Beliefs. The book was published on 2010-02-24 00:00:00. It has 235 pages and is published in Hardback format and weight 454 g. File for download Intonational Meaning in Cameroon English Discourse: A Sociolinguistic Perspective has PDF format and is called intonational-meaning-in-cameroon-english-discourse-a-sociolinguistic-perspective.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our topcanal.eu site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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