Item description for An Introduction to the Description of the Varieties of French in Africa by Emmanuel N. Kwofie & Ruthie Rono...
Considerable progress has been made in describing the French language in its various settings around the world, but in Africa confusion has arisen over the characterisation of the varieties of French in Africa, due largely to a lack of data and criteria necessary for a clear definition. The study aims to provide a framework within which 'African French' may be more objectively characterised, by reviewing aspects of relevant researches not discussed in previous studies of the subject. The author analyses the relationship between sociolinguistics and dialectology and the relevance of the two "types" of linguistics to the description of the French language in Africa; linguistic variation; diverse characterisations of the varieties of French; the problems that arise in the description of the French language in Africa, and the options that the analyst may adopt.
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Studio: Univ. Lagos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.2 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1996
Publisher Univ. Lagos Press
ISBN 9780171800 ISBN13 9789780171803