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The languages of urban Africa

Author: Fiona Mc Laughlin
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Continuum, ©2009.
Series: Advances in sociolinguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a series of geographically diverse case studies that examine various issues involved in the study of urban African languages. This book focuses on theoretical issues in the study of African  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Kongress
Case studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Mc Laughlin
ISBN: 9781847061164 9781441117854 1441117857 1847061168
OCLC Number: 231585941
Description: x, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1: An introduction to the languages of urban Africa Fiona Mc Laughlin (University of Florida, USA); I: African urban languages and their histories; 2: The historical dynamic of multilingualism in Accra M.E. Kropp Dakubu (University of Ghana-Legon, Ghana); 3: Urban Wolof: profile of a language Fiona Mc Laughlin (University of Florida, USA); 4: The spread of Lingala as a lingua france in the Congo basin, Eyamba G. Bokamba (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); II: Theoretical approaches to the study of African urban languages; 5: Are African cities really different linguistically? Some insights from Cape Town, Cecile Vigouroux (Simon Fraser University, Canada); 6: Discourses, community, identity: Processes of linguistic homogenization in Bamako, Mali, Cecile Canut (CNRS-Paris, France); 7: Polarizing and blending: compatible practices in a bilingual urban community in Cape Town, Kay McCormick, (University of Cape Town, South Africa); III: The question of identity in African urban languages; 8. The story of old-urban vernaculars in North Afric, Atiqa Hachimi (Atiqa Hachimi, University of Florida); 9: Language choice in Dar-es-Salaam's billboards, Charles Bwenge (University of Florida, USA); 10: The multiple facts of Abidjan's urban language form, Nouchi, Sabine Kube (UNESCO-Paris, France); 11: Multilingualism and language use in Porto-Novo, Benin Wale Adeniran (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria); 12: On the linguistic vitality of Ga~ in Accra, James Essegbey (University of Florida, USA); IV: The evolution of urban languages in Africa; 13: Innovations on the fringes of the Swahili-speaking world: observations from Bujumbura, Haig Der Houssikian, (University of Florida, USA); Index.
Series Title: Advances in sociolinguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona Mc Laughlin.
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'McLaughlin's edited volume, at long last, provides us an opportunity to comprehend the multilingual complexity of Africa's growing urban communities.'- David Dwyer, Professor Emeritus, Michigan Read more...

 
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