ISBN 9789956578092
Pages 370
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Illustrations B/W Illustrations and Maps
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

Kingdom of Mankon

Aspects of History, Language, Culture, Flora and Fauna

by Christopher Chi Che

This book is a descriptive and documentary analysis of the Mankon I-language and E-language mirrored through aspects of history, geography, flora and fauna. These aspects manifest in the taxonomic nomenclatures attributed to referents in society. Because these referents were hitherto transmitted orally from generation to generation, the author has painstakingly analysed and documented aspects of Mankon culture for posterity. The work focuses in particular on Mankon proverbs for insights into the structure and function of the language. As a vehicle of communication, language plays a primordial role in encoding and decoding 'metalinguistic' data. Through thorough scientific linguistic universals and principals, Chi Che has proposed orthography for Mankon pedagogy that is simple, tenable and practicable. This book is the answer to the international clarion call for societies to analyse and document their endangered indigenous cultures. Schools, linguists, sociolinguists, anthropologists, historians and others will find this book especially useful.

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“There is a wealth of knowledge in this book. The document is also well researched and will certainly be a wonderful resource for and on the Mankon society.”

Dr Ayu’nwi N. Neba, University of Buea, Cameroon

About the Author

Christopher Chi Che

Christopher Chi Che was born in July 1964 in Mankon, Cameroon. After graduating from the then University of Yaounde and the Higher Teachers’ Training College, he taught English Language and Literature in various schools of Cameroon. He currently serves as Regional Pedagogic Inspector of English in the West Region of Cameroon. He is greatly interested in research in the area of endangered indigenous languages and cultures. He has several books and articles in the area of secondary school English Language and Literature in English.

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