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Geschichte der Sprachenpolitik Kameruns, oder: der lange Weg nationaler Sprachen aus der Verbannung

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dc.contributor.author Djomo, Esaïe
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-13T11:38:18Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-13T11:38:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://awdflibrary.org:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/799
dc.description.abstract A major characteristic of Cameroon's language policy during the colonial era as well as during the first four decades of the postcolonial era, is discrimination against all indigenous Cameroonian languages. This began when German was introduced after the arrival of the first colonisers in 1844 and lasted until the end of the First World War, after which the policy was continued by the French (in eastern Cameroon) and the English colonial administrators (in western Cameroon). Even after Independence in 1960, this policy was perpetuated and defended, now by the Cameroonian government who fostered so-called "Official Bilingualism", a policy securing the development of French and English as languages of education, and of administration and general public use in the entire country. The first attempt to put an end to this aspect of colonial policy occurred in 1996. Since then, a lot has been done to overcome and correct the policy of banishment of local languages, so that the Cameroonian languages are now being introduced into the educational system. en_US
dc.language.iso de en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics PLUS;Vol. 38, 2009, 19-25
dc.subject Cameroon en_US
dc.subject Language policy en_US
dc.subject National languages en_US
dc.subject Language revitalisation en_US
dc.subject Banishment of local languages en_US
dc.title Geschichte der Sprachenpolitik Kameruns, oder: der lange Weg nationaler Sprachen aus der Verbannung en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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