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The power of Babel : language & governance in the African experience

Author: Ali Al'Amin Mazrui; Alamin M Mazrui
Publisher: Oxford : Currey, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Ali Mazrui address the great language debate in Africa.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ali Al'Amin Mazrui; Alamin M Mazrui
ISBN: 0226514285 9780226514284 0226514293 9780226514291 0852558082 9780852558089 0852558074 9780852558072
OCLC Number: 231731052
Description: XII, 228 Seiten
Contents: Part 1 Global Africa: language an drace in the black experience - an African perspective; African languages in the African-American experience; linguistic Eurocentrism and African counterpenetration - Ali Mazuri and the global frontiers of language; language and the quest for liberation - the legacy of Fritz Fanon. Part 2 Continental Africa: language in a multicultural context - the African experience; language planning and gender planning; language policy and the foundations of democracy - an African perspective; language policy and the rule of law in "Anglophone Africa". Part 3 Regional case studies: dominant languages in a plural society - English and Kiswahili in post-colonial East Africa; a tale of two Englishes - the imperial language in post-colonial Kenya and Uganda; roots of Kiswahili - colonialism, nationalism, and the oral heritage; the secularization of an Afro-Islamic language. Concluson: the linguistic balance sheet - post-Cold War, post-apartheid and beyond structural adjustment.
Responsibility: Ali A. & Alamin M. Mazrui.
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