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African languages, development and the state

Author: Richard Fardon; Graham Furniss
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1994.
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Shows that multilingualism 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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African languages, development and the state.
London ; New York : Routledge, 1994
(DLC) 93017208
(OCoLC)27935378
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Fardon; Graham Furniss
ISBN: 0585452350 9780585452357 0203422570 9780203422571 9780415094764 0415094763
OCLC Number: 52521693
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 254 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction --
Richard Fardon and Graham Fumiss / Frontiers and boundaries--African languages as political environment --
part Part I West Africa --
chapter 2 Pride and prejudice in multilingualism and development / Ayo Bamgbose --
chapter 3 Official and unofficial attitudes and policy towards Krio as the main lingua franca in Sierra Leone / C. Magbaily Fyle --
chapter 4 The politics of language in Bénin / Mamoud Akanni Igué and Raphael Windali N'Ouéni --
chapter 5 Minority language development in Nigeria: a situation report on Rivers and Bendel States --
Ben Ohi Elugbe / A situation report on Rivers and Bendel States --
chapter 6 Using existing structures --
Gillian F. Hansford / Three phases of mother tongue literacy among Chumburung speakers in Ghana --
chapter Part II Central and Southern Africa --
chapter 7 The language situation and language use in Mozambique / J.M.M. Katupha --
chapter 8 Language and the struggle for racial equality in the development of a non-racial Southern African nation / Jean Benjamin --
chapter 9 Dismantling the Tower of Babel --
Nhlanhla P. Maake / In search of a new language policy for a post-Apartheid South Africa --
chapter 10 Healthy production and reproduction --
James Fairhead / Agricultural, medical and linguistic pluralism in a Bwisha community, Eastern Zaïre --
chapter 11 Minority language, ethnicity and the state in two African situations --
Wim van Binsbergen / The Nkoya of Zambia and the Kalanga of Botswana --
part Part III East Africa --
chapter 12 Loanwords in Oromo and Rendille as a mirror of past inter-ethnic relations / Günther Schlee --
chapter 13 The metaphors of development and modernization in Tanzanian language policy and research / Jan Blommaert --
chapter 14 Language, government and the play on purity and impurity: Arabic, Swahili and the vernaculars in Kenya / David Parkin.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Fardon and Graham Furniss.

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