ISBN 9789956578696
Pages 190
Dimensions 216mm x 140mm
Published 2010
Publisher Langaa RPCIG, Cameroon
Format Paperback

The Bafaw Language

Bantu A10

edited by Emmanuel N. Chia, Vincent A. Tanda, Ayu’nwi N. Neba

The Bafaw Language (Bantu A10) is a product of the language research programme of the Department of Linguistics of the University of Buea. It is the first serious piece of work on this highly endangered language, and aims to account generally for the data of Bafaw. The work therefore lays the foundation for more advanced work in the future. It provides a description of: the phonology, i.e. the sound system; the morphology or lexis; and the syntax of the Bafaw language. The work goes far beyond to provide a sociolinguistic survey of the Bafaw language community, and offers a discussion of functional literacy in Bafaw, the development of an orthography and the thematic glossary of the language. The book provides a useful resource for the Bafaw language development and an inspiration for further research and scholarship.

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About the Editors

Emmanuel N. Chia

Emmanuel N. Chia is a Professor of Linguistics. Formerly at the University of Yaounde, he is now Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research and Cooperation at the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Vincent A. Tanda

Dr Vincent A. Tanda is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Linguistics at the University of Buea. He has to his credit over fifteen journal articles and book chapters.

Ayu’nwi N. Neba

Dr Ayu’nwi N. Neba teaches Linguistics and English Language at the University of Buea. Has research interests include: Tone in African Languages, Language Education and Language Use and Phonology in General. He has to his credit over eleven journal articles and book chapters.

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