The Bafaw Language
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192 Pages
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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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Published 01 December 2010
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EAN13 9789956579624
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The Bafaw Language (Bantu A10)
The Bafaw Language (Bantu A10)
Edited by Emmanuel N. Chia Vincent A. Tanda Ayu’nwi N. Neba
Langaa Research & Publishing CIG Mankon,Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.com www.langaa-rpcig.net
Distributed outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
Distributed in N. America by Michigan State University Press msupress@msu.edu www.msupress.msu.edu
ISBN: 9956-578-69-X
© Emmanel N. Chia, Vincent A. Tanda & Ayu’nwi N. Neba 2011
DISCLAIMER
All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Content
List of Contributors .............................................................................vii Foreword ................................................................................................ix
Chapter One The Bafaw Language: A Sociolinguistic Survey Emmanuel N. Chia ............................................................................ 1
Chapter Two Aspects of the Phonology of Bafaw Ayu’nwi N. Neba .............................................................................. 17
Chapter Three The Noun Class System of Bafaw Lydia E Ebah, Ayu’nwi N. Neba and Emmanuel N. Chia ........ 39
Chapter Four The Verb Morphology of Bafaw Michael E. Apuge, and Ayu’nwi N. Neba .................................... 65
Chapter Five The Syntax of Nfaw Vincent A. Ambe .............................................................................. 89
Chapter Six Towards the Development of a Functional Bafaw Literacy Programme Blasius Agha-ah Chiatoh ............................................................... 125
Chapter Seven A Review of Nfaw Orthography: Some Proposals Ayu’nwi N. Neba ............................................................................ 145
Chapter Eight Thematic Glossary of Nfaw Emmanuel N. Tabah and Emmanuel N Chia ............................ 153
List of Contributors
Ayu’nwiN.NebaTeachesLinguisticsandEnglishLanguageattheUniversityofBuea,Cameroon.HoldsaPhDinLinguisticsandhasresearchinterestsinToneinAfricanLanguages,andLanguageEducationandLanguageUseandPhonologyinGeneral.BlassiusA.ChiatohHoldsaPhDinAppliedLinguisticsandMotherTongueEducation.HewasformerlyafieldresearcherattheCentreforAppliedLinguisticsinYaounde.HecurrentlylecturesattheDepartmentofLinguisticsattheUniversityofBuea.Hehaspublishedwidelyinvariousscientificjournalsbothnationalandinternational.EmmanuelN.ChiaIsProfessorofLinguistics,formerDeputyViceChancellorofInternalcontrolandEvaluation;FormerDeputyViceChancellorinchargeofResearchandcooperationandCurrentlyDirectoroftheAdvancedSchoolofTranslatorsandInterpreters(ASTI)attheUniversityofBuea.EmmanuelN.TabahHoldsaMastersDegreeinLinguisticsandcurrentlylecturesintheDepartmentsofEnglishandLinguisticsattheUniversityofBuea.LydiaE.EbahHoldsaMaitriseinLinguistics.ShehasdonealotoffieldworkonBafaw.ShecurrentlyworksattheUniversityofBuea.MichaelE.ApugeHoldsaMastersDegreeinLinguistics.HeiscurrentlyworkingtowardsaterminalDegreeinSyntacticTheory.FormerseniorlecturerintheDepartmentofLinguistics,UniversityofBuea,heispresentlyHeadofDepartmentofEnglishattheUniversityofMaroua,Cameroon.HehasresearchinterestsinSyntacticTheory.VincentA.TandaHoldsaPhDinComputationalLinguisticsandSyntactictheoryandhasresearchinterestsinSyntacticTheory,AppliedLinguistics.HeiscurrentlyHeadoftheDepartmentofLinguisticsattheUniversityofBuea.vii