Perspectives Of Gender And Language In Cameroonian Contexts
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228 Pages
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This book brings to light work done in the area of gender with a penchant to language within the Cameroonian context. It looks at different domains of gender study where language is a significant variable. It is the very first edited collection that examines language and gender side by side. Contributors draw richly on their current theoretical leanings and on the current gendered discourses within the Cameroonian context to interrogate the interconnections between gender and language through social relationships and interactions. This is a pluri-disciplinary study informed by perspectives from anthropology, sociology and applied linguistics. The book hinges on gender, discourse and social change in historical perspective. Gender and language studies contribute to knowledge of new problems in view of a better understanding of relations between women and men, and its amelioration in the social space. Gender and language studies necessarily incorporate gender and discourse studies. Discourse serves as a unifying factor to these diverse disciplines which bring external support to pure linguistic studies, not only to deepen the understanding of gender but more so to describe how it works in discourse. Here, discourse is seen as being at the centre of gender ideology.

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Published 07 December 2013
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EAN13 9789956791309
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PerspectivesofGenderandLanguagein Cameroonian Contexts
Edited by Lilian Lem Atanga
Perspectives of Gender and Language in Cameroonian Contexts
Edited by Lilian Lem Atanga
L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher: LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookcollective.com ISBN: 9956-791-75-X©Lilian Lem Atanga2013
DISCLAIMER All views expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Langaa RPCIG.
Bio-data of Authors Dr Lilian Lem Atanga is a Senior Lecturer in gender and discourse studies in the University of Dschang, Cameroon. She has published among others a book on Language, gender and power in the Cameroonian parliament in 2010andGender and Language in African Sub-Saharan African Contexts: Tradition, Struggle and ChangeEllece, Litosseliti and with Sunderland. Dr Jane Sunderlandis a Senior Lecturer of Gender in Lancaster University, United Kingdom. Dr Emmanuel Nforbiis a Senior Lecturer in the University of Dschang, Cameroon. Dr Jean Romain Kouessoa Senior Lecturer in the University of is Dschang, Cameroon. Professor Paul Mbangwanais the Registrar of the Cameroon Christian University, Bamenda. Alice Tangangis a PhD Student at the University of Yaounde 1. Caroline Ngamcharais an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Yaounde 1. Raul Kaseais a Senior Lecturer in Ecole Normale Supérieur, University of Yaounde 1. Caroline Stéphanie Jiogo Ngaufackis a Teaching and Research Assistant at the University of Dschang (Cameroon) in the area of translation. Canisia Fontemcurrently the pedagogic inspector for English is Language in the West Region of Cameroon.
Akin Odebunmiis a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Anna-Maija Pirttiläis a researcher in the University of Helsinki, Finland.
Table of Contents Acknowledgements................................................................................. v Section A: Theorising gender and language in Cameroon.... 1 1. Perspectives of Gender and Language in Cameroon………… 3 Lilian Lem Atanga 2. Language and Gender n African Contexts: Towards a Research Agenda………………………………………………………….. 11 Jane SunderlandSection B: Gender and Literacy ………………………………19 3. Demasculinisation Des Centres d’alphabetisation : Le Cas Des Centres Du Programme National d’alphabetisation Dans La Menoua (Cameroun) …………………………………………………….. 21 Jean Romain Kouesso 4. Gender and Literacy Practice in Africa: Case of Cameroon and Ghana ………………………………………………………….. 39 Emmanuel Nforbi Section C: Representing Gender in Context ………………... 73 5. English Pedagogic Materials as Robust Vector of Gendering …75 Paul Mbangwana and Alice Tangang 6. Genre et Langage dans L’espace Partisan Camerounais : La Promotion de la Femme Dans Les Productions Symboliques de L’UNC au RDPC ………………………………………………. 109Caroline Ngamchara 7. Representation of Gender on Billboard and Poster Adverts of Brewery Products in Cameroon………………………………….123Canisia Ndeloa, Lilian Lem Atanga, & Tsofack Jean Benoit iii
8. A Representation of Political Agents in Cameroon’s Newspapers……………………………………………………... 141 Jiogo Ngaufack Caroline Stephanie 9.7DŅNiS 6\VWHP DQG 0DWULPRQLDO ,VVXHV Ln Yemba Language…..167 Raul Kassea Section D: Gender in other contexts ………………………… 176 10. How is the Acceptability of an Advertisement Determined?.....177 1 Anna-Maija Pirttilä-Backman & B. Raul Kassea 11. Gender Representation in Religious Discourse in Nigeria…... 193Akin Odebunmi
1 English translation by Evelina Schmuckli; revised by Raul Kassea. iv
Acknowledgements
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