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Globalisation and African Languages : Risks and Benefits :  Risks and Benefits - Katrin Bromber

Globalisation and African Languages : Risks and Benefits

Risks and Benefits

By: Katrin Bromber (Editor), Birgit Smieja (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2004
ISBN: 9783110180992
Number Of Pages: 366
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Globalisation and African Languages intends to link African language studies to the concept of 'globalisation'. However, even in the linguistic sense often conflicting and overlapping particularistic interests exist which have a constructive as well as destructive potential. Hence, the contributions to this volume by well-known linguists aim at portraying different aspects/areas of research, i.e. (a) Language Use And Attitudes, addressing some of the burning issues in sociolinguistic research; (b) Language Policy And Education, investigating the educational domain, and (c) Language Description And Classification demonstrating which parts of different language systems are affected through contact under historical and modern conditions.

Tabula gratulatoria
Karsten Legere : African language studies on the move : a short biography
Karsten Legere : a bibliography
Introductionp. 1
Language use and attitudes
Der ubergerodnete ideologische Rahmen der Sprachkonflikte weltweitp. 9
Indianer und andere Minderheiten : Uberlegungen zu einer sprachplanerischen Minoritologiep. 31
Setswana : an under-exploited national resource?p. 53
Can a 'foreign' language be a national medium of education? : linguistic ecology and equality in Namibiap. 65
Revisiting reversing language shift : African languages in high modernityp. 85
Triglossia : African privilege or necessityp. 103
Language policy and education
Using Northern Sotho as a medium of instruction in vocational trainingp. 119
Developing a language policy in an African country : the case of Malawip. 147
Writing and reading in English and L1 : attitudes among pupils in Lira and Mpigi, Ugandap. 163
Language description and classification
The impact of Kiswahili on Kilugurup. 181
Loan words in Swahilip. 199
The noun phrase in the Kerebe languagep. 219
The infinitive as a part of speech in Swahilip. 243
On vowel systems in the southern Bole-Tangale languagesp. 253
!Xun as a type B languagep. 263
How many languages are there in Africa, really?p. 279
Languages and language names in Mozambique, 150 years ago and nowp. 297
Observations on Swahili and Midzichenda plant namesp. 313
Subject indexp. 323
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ISBN: 9783110180992
ISBN-10: 3110180995
Series: Trends in Linguistics
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.69