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Secret manipulations : language and context in Africa

Author: Anne Storch
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Secret Manipulations is the first comprehensive study of African register variation, polylectality, and derived languages. It provides a new approach to local language ideologies and concepts of  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Storch
ISBN: 9780199768974 0199768978 9780199769025 0199769028
OCLC Number: 656158827
Description: xx, 242 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; Acknowledgments ; 1. Change and Manipulation ; 2. Social Distances ; 3. Secrecy ; 4. Mimesis ; 5. Sacrilege ; 6. Ambiguity ; 7. Contact ; 8. Conclusions ; Appendix ; List of Languages ; References ; Index
Responsibility: Anne Storch.

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