KPAAM-CAM stands for Key Pluridisciplinary Advances on African Multilingualism – CAMeroon. It is an international research project aimed to understand the linguistic and sociocultural dynamics of individual multilingualism in Cameroon, and to explore how they pattern in time and space, with special attention to rural, more traditional contexts. The KPAAM-CAM research team includes linguists, sociolinguists, anthropologists, and geographers from a number of universities in the US (Buffalo, SUNY), Cameroon (Yaounde, Buea, CATUC – Bamenda), and Europe (Florence).
KPAAM-CAM started in 2014 after the main project it stems from received funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (BCS#1360763). The University of Florence (Italy) has also contributed to the project for the academic year 2014-2015. Its first phase will end in 2018.