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Languages in Africa : multilingualism, language policy, and education

Author: Elizabeth C Zsiga; One Tlale Boyer; Ruth Kramer; James Keller; Georgetown University Round Table On Languages and Linguistics,
Publisher: Washington, DC : Georgetown University Press, 2014.
Series: Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People in many African communities live within a series of concentric circles when it comes to language. In a small group, a speaker uses an often unwritten and endangered mother tongue that is rarely used in school. A national indigenous language-written, widespread, sometimes used in school-surrounds it. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth C Zsiga; One Tlale Boyer; Ruth Kramer; James Keller; Georgetown University Round Table On Languages and Linguistics,
ISBN: 1626161534 9781626161535
OCLC Number: 1058937001
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (220 p.).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; 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 Factor; 2 Multilingualism as a Sociolinguistic Phenomenon: Evidence from Africa; 3 Classroom Discourse in Bilingual and Multilingual Kenyan Primary Schools; 4 Investigating Teacher Effects in Mother-Tongue-Based Multilingual Education Programs; 5 Ghana's Complementary Education Program. 6 Language Contact and Language Attitudes in Two Dagara-Speaking Border Communities in Burkina Faso and Ghana7 Language and Education Policy in Botswana: The Case of Sebirwa; 8 Ethnic Language Shift among the Nao People of Ethiopia; 9 The Role of Language and Culture in Ethnic Identity Maintenance: The Case of the Gujarati Community in South Africa; 10 "The Palm Oil with Which Words Are Eaten": Proverbs from Cameroon's Endangered Indigenous Languages; 11 The Linguistic "Glocal" in Nigeria's Urban Popular Music; 12 Language Use in Advertisements as a Reflection of Speakers' Language Habits. 13 The Persuasive Nature of Metaphors in Kenya's Political Discourse14 African Languages on Film: Visualizations of Pathologized Polyglossia; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z.
Series Title: Georgetown University round table on languages and linguistics series (2004)
Responsibility: edited by Elizabeth C. Zsiga, One Tlale Boyer, and Ruth Kramer ; cover design by James Keller.

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People in many African communities live within a series of concentric circles when it comes to language. In a small group, a speaker uses an often unwritten and endangered mother tongue that is rarely used in school. A national indigenous language-written, widespread, sometimes used in school-surrounds it. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher education, and promises mobility-and yet it will not be well known by its users. The essays in Languages in Africa explore the layers of African multilingualism as they affect lang.

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