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Languages in Africa : multilingualism, language policy, and education

Author: Elizabeth C Zsiga; One Tlale Boyer; Ruth Kramer
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People in many African communities live within a series of concentric circles when it comes to language. In a small group, a speaker uses an often unwritten and endangered mother tongue that is rarely used in school. A national indigenous language-written, widespread, sometimes used in school-surrounds it. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher  Read more...
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Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (2013 : Washington, D.C.).
Languages in Africa
(DLC) 2014014514
(OCoLC)878224776
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth C Zsiga; One Tlale Boyer; Ruth Kramer
ISBN: 9781626161535 1626161534
OCLC Number: 904339049
Notes: "Contributors to this volume came together to discuss the problems and promise of African multilingualism at a joint meeting of the Annual Conference on African Linguistics and the Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics in Washington, D.C., in March 2013. As part of that joint conference, a workshop on language and education in Africa was organized by Carolyn Adger of the Center for Applied Linguistics. That workshop became the inspiration for this volume"--Introduction.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 207 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Layers of language : some bad news and some good news on multilingualism, language policy, and education in Africa / Elizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, and Ruth Kramer --
Early reading success in Africa : the language factor / Barbara Trudell and Carolyn Temple Adger --
Classroom discourse in bilingual and multilingual Kenyan primary schools / Lydiah Kananu Kiramba --
Investigating teacher effects in mother-tongue-based multilingual education programs / Stephen L. Walter --
A complementary education program in Ghana / Kingsley Arkorful --
Request strategies as used by Tunisian EFL learners / Imen Aribi --
Language contact and language attitudes in two Dagara-speaking border communities in Burkina Faso and Ghana / Richard Beyogle --
Language and education policy in Botswana : the case of Sebirwa / One Tlale Boyer and Elizabeth C. Zsiga --
Ethnic language shift in Nao / Samson Seid --
The role of language and culture for ethnic identity maintenance : the case of the Gujarati community in South Africa / Sheena Shah --
"The palm oil with which words are eaten" : proverbs from endangered Cameroonian indigenous languages / Eyvoi Njwe --
The linguistic "glocal" in urban popular music in Nigeria / Tolulope Odebunmi --
Language use in advertisements as a reflection of speakers' language habits / Leonard Muaka --
The persuasive nature of metaphors in Kenya's political discourse / Leonard Muaka --
African languages in the media : visualizations of pathologized polyglossia / Anjali Pandey.
Series Title: Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, and Ruth Kramer.

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