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Buregeya, Alfred

Kenyan English

Series:Dialects of English [DOE] 14

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    Publication Date:
    2019
    To be published:
    July 2019
    ISBN
    978-1-5015-0097-8
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    Overview

    • First comprehensive study of Kenyan English.
    • Full overview of the evolution of English in Kenya from colonial to modern times.
    • Indispensable reference for establishing a national Kenyan English standard.

    Aims and Scope

    English in Kenya is a stable post-colonial variety that is used as an inter-ethnic lingua franca in private domains, is the medium of instruction as well as the language spoken in parliament and court rooms. Yet so far no comprehensive research monograph on Kenyan English has been published that surveys its characteristic linguistic features. The present book closes this gap by giving a full description of the characteristic linguistic features of Kenyan English.

    The book provides an in-depth overview of Kenyan English phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics and also gives a meticulous account of the diachronic evolution of this post-colonial variety.

    Details

    xiv, 258 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    English, Kenya, East Africa, Sociolinguistics, Dialects

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    Alfred Buregeya, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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