Eric Anchimbe
Eric Anchimbe

PD Dr., Akad. Rat Eric Anchimbe


email: eric.anchimbe@uni-bayreuth.de
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building: GW I room: 1.21


PhD 2005, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
Diploma of Advanced Studies (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies-DEA) 2001, University of Yaounde I, Cameroon
MA 1999, University of Yaounde I
BA 1997, University of Yaounde I

Academic career
2000-2003 Graduate assistant at the English Department, University of Yaounde I
2005-2006 Assistant (sessional) lecturer at the Department of English and American Studies, University of Munich

additional information:

Research focus

I. Sociolinguistics, Language policy, Postcolonial identities

Anchimbe Eric A. 2013. Language Policy and Identity Construction: The Dynamics of Cameroon’s Multilingualism. [IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society 32]. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.


Anchimbe, Eric A. (ed). 2007. Linguistic Identity in Postcolonial Multilingual Spaces. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.


II. Varieties of English, Language contact, Pidgins and creoles

Anchimbe Eric A. (ed.). 2014. Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Indigenisation: On Multilingualism and Language Evolution. Dordrecht: Springer.



Anchimbe Eric A. 2006. Cameroon English: Authenticity, Ecology and Evolution. [Arbeiten zur Sprachanlyse 45]. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang


Anchimbe Eric A. (2012). Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting: The Social and Linguistic Context of English and Pidgin in Cameroon. [Language Contact and Bilingualism 4]. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.


III. Pragmatics, Postcolonial pragmatics

Anchimbe Eric A. & Richard W. Janney (eds). 2011. Postcolonial Pragmatics,  special issue, Journal of Pragmatics 43(6): 1451-1539.


IV. Political discourse, Intercultural communicaton.

V. Postcolonial linguistics

Anchimbe Eric A. & Stephen A. Mforteh (eds). 2011. Postcolonial Linguistic Voices: Identity Choices and Representations. [Contributions to the Sociology of Language 100] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. eric2



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