List of John Benjamins publications for which Bebwa Isingoma plays a role.
Subjects English linguistics | Language policy | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology
Like other Englishes, Ugandan English is not a homogeneous variety. Being a second language to the vast majority of its multilingual speakers, it is, inevitably, influenced by their first languages. However, first language influence is just one factor that continues to shape Ugandan English. This… read more | Article
This paper discusses corpus linguistics as one method to investigate the lexicon of Ugandan English, which is characterised by borrowing, calquing, semantic extension, narrowing, and shift. It documents how analysing a well-balanced corpus, such as the Uganda component of the International Corpus… read more | Chapter
The chapter highlights cases of lexical borrowings and calques observable in
Ugandan English. Both basic lexical items and nonbasic items have been borrowed
and calqued from indigenous Ugandan (especially Bantu) languages, in
order to not only provide basic lexical items, but also to provide extra… read more | Article
The chapter shows substantial divergences between Ugandan English and
Standard British/American English in the use of ditransitive constructions.
For example, while a benefactive double object construction and its equivalent
prepositional phrase construction, e.g. I’ve poured you some tea and I’ve… read more | Article
This chapter analyses the present-day language situation in Uganda with the
aim of providing a description of the diversity of Uganda’s languages, and the
space of English therein. It examines the degrees of development and vitality,
as expressed through speaker numbers and the availability of… read more | Article
This study explores the use of the progressive in spoken Ugandan English.
Like in many other second language varieties of English, the progressive is
used with a high frequency, predominantly in the present or past tense active.
Detailed analyses show that the most frequent uses of the progressive… read more | Article