Analyse contrastive des parlers Yémba du département de la Ménoua de l’Ouest-Cameroun

Analyse contrastive des parlers Yémba du département de la Ménoua de l’Ouest-Cameroun

ISBN 978-3-89645-046-3

Analyse contrastive des parlers Yémba du département de la Ménoua de l’Ouest-Cameroun

Author: Gaston Nanfah. Series edited by: Wilhelm J.G. Möhlig, Bernd Heine.

Series: Grammatical Analyses of African Languages Volume 21

2003
16 pp. Roman, 271 pp.
2 b/w-photos, 2 maps, numerous tables and charts
Text language(s): French
Format: 160 x 240 mm
470 g
Paperback
€ 29.80

Yémba is a Grassfields Bantu language which belongs to the subgroup of the Bamiléké languages. It is spoken in the Ménoua district surrounding the city of Dschang, West Cameroon. The present work is a detailed research of the 20 variants of Yémba, using different methods and procedures, like the comparative method, lexico-statistics and studies of dialectal metrics. By this, both the lexicon and the phonology of the language are compared.

The book – which is based on the PhD thesis of the author – constitutes the first detailed description of the dialectal continuum of the Yémba language, and presents the diversity of the single dialects. In the long term this analysis might represent the basis for the standardization of the respective languages in Cameroon. In this regard, the linguistic capture and evaluation of data should fulfil purposes of language policy.

The following analyses, dictionaries and text collections of Grassfields Bantu langues are also available in our programme:


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