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The African palimpsest : indigenization of language in the West African europhone novel

Author: Chantal J Zabus
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1991.
Series: Cross/cultures, 4.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zabus, Chantal J.
African palimpsest.
Amsterdam ; Atlanta, GA : Rodopi, 1991
(OCoLC)551648056
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chantal J Zabus
ISBN: 9051831978 9789051831979 905183196X 9789051831962
OCLC Number: 23479291
Description: vi, 224 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: (M)other tongue and the third code --
Indigenization in the text --
Indigenization in the context --
Glottopolitics and diglossia in West Africa --
The first glottophagi --
Official languages and lingua francas --
Media of instruction and curricular subjects --
Media of literary expression --
Decolonization at the crossroads --
Pidginization and multilingual strategies --
Joyce Cary : "crocodile writing" and pidginization --
Beyond the levity of pidgin : Ekwensi's Jagua nana --
Pidgin in stasis : the Nigerian illiterati --
Acts of identity and code-switching : "over the ragged fence" --
(M)other tongue code-switching : scriptural aporia --
Extinct and surviving species : Pitineg and òEnpi --
The West African palimpset : case-studies in relexification --
The ancestor of relexification : Calquing in Amos Tutuola's The palm-wine drinkard --
Bound to textual violence : Gabriel Okara and Ahmadou Kourouma --
The logos-eaters : the Igbo ethno-text --
The ethno-text fragmented : Ayi Kwei Armah's Fragments --
The visible trance and beyond --
Two ways of shadowing : cushioning and contextualization --
Naming the gap in the anglophone novel --
Naming the gap in the francophone novel --
Ken Saro-Wiwa's Sozaboy : pidgin in vitro --
Towards othering the foreign language.
Series Title: Cross/cultures, 4.
Responsibility: Chantal Zabus.

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