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Language decline and death in Africa : causes, consequences, and challenges

Author: Herman Batibo
Publisher: Clevedon ; Buffalo : Multilingual Matters, 2005.
Series: Multilingual matters (Collection), 132.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The aim of this book is to examine the nature and extent of the problem of language decline and death in Africa. It resourcefully traces the main causes and circumstances of language endangerment,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Batibo
ISBN: 1853598089 9781853598081 1853598097 9781853598098 1853598100 9781853598104
OCLC Number: 300264410
Description: ix, 174 p. : ill., cartes ; 21 cm.
Contents: Preface1: The languages of Africa; 2: Patterns of language use in Africa; 3: African languages as a resource; 4: The minority languages of Africa; 5: The endangered languages of Africa; 6: Language shift and death in Africa; 7: Language maintenance; 8: Language empowerment measuresReferences/ Index/ Appendix
Series Title: Multilingual matters (Collection), 132.
Responsibility: Herman M. Batibo.
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This is an excellent introduction to the topic of endangered languages in Africa. -- Mike Cahill, SIL International * Linguist List 16.3542 *

 
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