Pasch, Helma and Landi, Germain (2018). How do you get information about Sango Godobé and the Godobé of Bangui: A conversational interview between Helma Pasch and Germain Landi. The MOUTH (3,1). pp. 125-137. Köln: Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie.

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Sango Godobé is known as the language of the street children (Godobé) in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). It is a variant of Sango, the national official language of the country (Pasch 1994). It differs from the latter among other things by manipulations which we have described in 2015, manipulations which are characteristic for many so-called youth or secret lan-guages. The description is based primarily on observations carried out by Germain Landi in 2011-2012 before he came to Cologne for his PhD studies in 2014. Our motive for this research was to produce a presentation on Sango Godobé for the international Workshop Youth Languages and Urban Languages in Africa (Cologne, 30.05-01.06.2012) which took place just after Landi's first arrival in Europe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Translated title:
Comment gagner les informations concernant le Sango Godogé de Bangui: un interview entre Helma Pasch et Germain LandiFrench
Pasch, Helmaama14@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
Storch, AnneThe-Mouth@uni-koeln.deUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-98620
Journal or Publication Title: The MOUTH
Publisher: Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
Number: 3,1
Subjects: Customs, etiquette, folklore
Language, Linguistics
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Jugendsprachen, Zentralfrikanische RepublikGerman
Youth language, Central African RepublicEnglish
Langues juveniles, Republique CentrafricaineFrench
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 4: Außereuropäische Sprachen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften > Institut für Afrikanistik und Ägyptologie
Language: English
Date: 2018
Place of Publication: Köln
Refereed: Yes
Page Range: pp. 125-137


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