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Languages in Africa : multilingualism, language policy, and education

Author: Elizabeth C Zsiga
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown Univ. Press, 2014.
Series: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series
Edition/Format:   eBook : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explore the layers of African multilingualism as they affect language policy and education. This book includes case studies ranging across the continent, the contributors consider multilingualism in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Konferenzschrift
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth C Zsiga
ISBN: 9781626161528 1626161526 9781626161535 1626161534
OCLC Number: 1015211771
Description: 1 online resource (XII, 207 Seiten) : Illustrationen Diagramme
Contents: Introduction: Layers of Language-Some Bad News and Some Good News on Multilingualism, Language Policy, and Education in Africa 1 Early Reading Success in Africa: The Language FactorElizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, and Ruther Kramer2 Multilingualism as a Sociolinguistic Phenomenon: Evidence from AfricaEyamba G. Bokamba 3 Classroom Discourse in Bilingual and Multilingual Kenyan Primary SchoolsLydiah Kananu Kiramba 4 Investigating Teacher Effects in Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education ProgramsStephen L. Walter 5 Ghana's Complementary Education ProgramKingsley Arkorful 6 Language Contact and Language Attitudes in Two Dagara-Speaking Border Communities in Burkina Faso and GhanaRichard Beyogle 7 Language and Education Policy in Botswana: The Case of SebirwaOne Tlale Boyer and Elizabeth Zsiga 8 Ethnic Language Shift among the Nao People of EthiopiaSamson Seid 9 The Role of Language and Culture in Ethnic Identity Maintenance: The Case of the Gujarati Community in South AfricaSheena Shah 10 "The Palm Oil with Which Words Are Eaten": Proverbs from Cameroon's Endangered Indigenous LanguagesEyovi Njwe 11 The Linguistic "Glocal" in Nigeria's Urban Popular MusicTolulope Odebunmi 12 Language Use in Advertisements as a Reflection of Speakers' Language HabitsLeonard Muaka 13 The Persuasive Nature of Metaphors in Kenya's Political DiscourseLeonard Muaka 14 African Languages on Film: Visualizations of Pathologized Polyglossia Anjali Pandey Contributors Index
Series Title: Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics Series
Responsibility: ed ; by Elizabeth C. Zsiga ...


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The volume offers a major contribution to multilingualism scholarship and opens up unexplored dimensions of the phenomenon. It provides fresh insight into the sociolinguistics of multilingualism by Read more...

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