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Title Sociolinguistics in African contexts : perspectives and challenges / Augustin Emmanuel Ebongue, Ellen Hurst, editors.

Publication Info. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  301 So13 2017    ---  Available
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Description vii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
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Series Multilingual education
Multilingual education.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This volume offers a new perspective on sociolinguistics in Africa. Eschewing the traditional approach which looks at the interaction between European and African languages in the wake of colonialism, this book turns its focus to the social dynamics of African languages and African societies. Divided into two sections, the book offers insight into the crucial topics such as: language vitality and endangerment, the birth of 'new languages,' a sociolinguistics of the city, language contact and language politics. It spans the continent from Algeria to South Africa, Guinea-Bissau to Kenya and addresses the broad themes of language variation, contact and change; dynamics of urban, rural and youth languages; and policy and practice. The book provides an alternative to the Eurocentric view of sociolinguistic dynamics in Africa, and will make an ideal read or supplemental textbook for scholars and students in the field/disciplines of African languages and linguistics, and those interested in southern theory or 'sociolinguistics in the margins.'
Subject Sociolinguistics -- Africa.
Intercultural communication -- Africa.
Language policy -- Africa.
African languages -- Social aspects.
African languages -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00799822
Intercultural communication. (OCoLC)fst00976084
Language policy. (OCoLC)fst00992402
Sociolinguistics. (OCoLC)fst01123847
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Added Author Ebongue, Augustin Emmanuel, editor.
Hurst, Ellen Burns, editor.
ISBN 3319496093

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