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Language repertoires and state construction in Africa

Author: David D Laitin
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Series: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most African countries have a population composed of a multitude of language groups and most African citizens have a varied repertoire. David Laitin addresses the problem of language planning in  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laitin, David D.
Language repertoires and state construction in Africa.
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)645824840
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David D Laitin
ISBN: 0521413435 9780521413435
OCLC Number: 24541541
Description: xii, 205 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface; Part I. Language Repertoires and the State: 1. Language repertoires as political outcomes; 2. Three theories explaining language outcomes; 3. Do language outcomes matter?; Part II. Sociological and Political Forces Described: 4. The micro dynamics of language use in contemporary Africa; 5. Macro forces shaping the contemporary language situation in Africa; Part III. Strategic Theory Applied: 6. Strategic theory and Africa's language future; 7. Case studies from independent Africa; Part IV. Conclusion and Policy Recommendations: 8. Shaping the 3 + 1 language state; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in comparative politics.
Responsibility: David D. Laitin.
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"David Laitin has combined an erudite discussion of contemporary language conditions in Africa (and India) and an elegant analysis of the oppositions and dilemmas of language-reform policy, all in Read more...

 
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