Paul Skandera

Drawing a map of Africa

Idiom in Kenyan English
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This book brings together research on postcolonial Englishes and research on routine word combinations. In its theoretical part, it explores issues relating to English in Kenya, including aspects of koineization, standardization, attitudes, and identity. It discusses the nature of routine word combinations and how they might reflect aspects of culture. And it meticulously explains the methodology underlying the empirical research. In its analytical part, the book investigates over 300 features that characterize Kenyan English from Standard English combinations that are used with characteristic frequencies, forms, or meanings, to new combinations resulting from coinages, borrowings, or loan translations. The investigation provides valuable insights into the ways in which cross-cultural misunderstandings may arise between native and nonnative speakers.
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ISBN 978-3-8233-5820-6
EAN 9783823358206
Seiten 253
Format kartoniert
Ausgabename 15820
Verlag Gunter Narr Verlag
Autor Paul Skandera
Erscheinungsdatum 18.02.2003
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage
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