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Language and national identity in Africa

Author: Andrew Simpson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book focuses on language, culture, and identity in nineteen countries in Africa. Leading specialists, mainly from Africa, describe national linguistic and political histories, assess the status of majority and minority languages, and consider the role of language in ethnic conflict.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Language and national identity in Africa.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608475081
Online version:
Language and national identity in Africa.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608503196
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Simpson
ISBN: 9780199286751 0199286752 9780199286744 0199286744
OCLC Number: 173659535
Description: xiii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Egypt: from Egyptian to pan-Arab nationalism / Yasir Suleiman --
Morocco: language, nationalism, and gender / Moha Ennaji and Fatima Sadiqi --
Sudan: majorities, minorities, and language interactions / Wendy James --
Senegal: the emergence of a national lingua franca / Fiona McLaughlin --
Mali: in defense of cultural and linguistic pluralism / Ingse Skattum --
Sierra Leone: Krio and the quest for national integration / B. Akíntúndé Oyètádé and Victor Fashole Luke --
Ghana: indigenous languages, English, and an emerging national identity / Akosua Anyidoho and M.E. Kropp Dakubu --
Ivory Coast: the supremacy of French / Anne Moseng Knutsen --
Nigeria: ethnolinguistic competition in the giant of Africa / Andrew Simpson and B. Akíntúndé Oyètádé --
Cameroon: official bilingualism in a multilingual state / Edmond Biloa and George Echu --
D.R. Congo: language and "authentic nationalism" / Eyamba G. Bokamba --
Kenya: language and the search for a coherent national identity / Chege Githiora --
Tanzania: the development of Swahili as a national and official language / Farouk Topan --
The Horn of Africa: Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia / David Appleyard and Martin Orwin --
Zambia: "one Zambia, one nation, many languages" / Lutz Marten and Nancy C. Kula --
South Africa: the rocky road to nation-building / Rajend Mesthrie.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Simpson.
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