Echu, George

Echu, George: born 1960 in Tiko (Cameroon). Obtained his university education at the University of Yaounde, the University of Grenoble III (France) and the Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales de Nice (France). In December 1990, he obtained a doctorate degree in Language Studies from the University of Grenoble III. Since 1992, he has been lecturer in French and Linguistics at the University of Yaounde I in Cameroon. Among his teaching assignments feature Sociolinguistics, French Linguistics, Translation, Comparative and Contrastive Studies in English and French, and the Teaching of French as a Foreign Language, he is also the Coordinator of the Bilingual Studies Programme at the University of Yaounde I.

In the area of research, Dr. Echu’s work dwells on multilingualism, official bilingualism, language policy and language contact. He has equally benefited from several research grants, among which are the Senior Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Indiana University Bloomington, USA (2002–2003) and the French Cooperation Research Grant at the University of Nice, France (April–July 2005).

He has published several articles in scholarly journals, and co-edited two books:

  • Official Bilingualism and Linguistic Communication in Cameroon (New York: Peter Lang, 1999),
  • Africa Meets Europe: Language Contact in West Africa (New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2004),
  • Le camfranglais: quelle parlure. Etude linguistique et sociolinguistique (Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2007).


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Section Report 2.12.: Multilingualism, Language Contact and Socio-cultural Dynamics (17.Nr.)

Dynamique du pidgin-english dans l’espace littéraire camerounais (17.Nr.)

Pidginization of the French Language in Cameroon (16.Nr.)

Report: Cultural Dynamism and Language Contact (16.Nr.)

Problematique de l’emprunt linguistique dans le contexte du bilinguisme officiel au Cameroun (15.Nr.)

Report: Borrowing and Translation at the Crossroads of Language and Culture Contact (15.Nr.)

Multilingualism as a Resource: the Lexical Appropriation of Cameroon Indigenous Languages by English and French (13.Nr.)

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