African Languages, Development and the State

African Languages, Development and the State

by Richard Fardon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415094763

ISBN-13: 9780415094764

Pub. Date: 12/14/1993

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This shows that multilingusim does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development  See more details below

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This shows that multilingusim does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415094764
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/14/1993
Series:
EIDOS (European Inter-University Development Opportunities Study Group) Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
1Introduction: Frontiers and boundaries - African languages as political environment1
Pt. IWest Africa
2Pride and prejudice in multilingualism and development33
3Official and unofficial attitudes and policy towards Krio as the main lingua franca in Sierra Leone44
4The politics of language in Benin55
5Minority language development in Nigeria: a situation report on Rivers and Bendel States62
6Using existing structures: three phases of mother tongue literacy among Chumburung speakers in Ghana76
Pt. IICentral and Southern Africa
7The language situation and language use in Mozambique89
8Language and the struggle for racial equality in the development of a non-racial Southern African nation97
9Dismantling the Tower of Babel: in search of a new language policy for a post-Apartheid South Africa111
10Healthy production and reproduction: agricultural, medical and linguistic pluralism in a Bwisha community, Eastern Zaire122
11Minority language, ethnicity and the state in two African situations: the Nkoya of Zambia and the Kalanga of Botswana142
Pt. IIIEast Africa
12Loanwords in Oromo and Rendille as a mirror of past inter-ethnic relations191
13The metaphors of development and modernization in Tanzanian language policy and research213
14Language, government and the play on purity and impurity: Arabic, Swahili and the vernaculars in Kenya227
Name index246
Subject index249

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