The Social and Political History of Southern Africa's Languages

Editors: Kamusella, Tomasz, Ndhlovu, Finex (Eds.)

  • Provides the first encyclopaedic volume of the languages of southern Africa 
  • Analyses a range of languages from the geographical area of southern Africa and from a variety of interdisciplinary perspectives
  • Examines the effects of government, education and social and political history on the use and practice of these languages
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This book is the first to offer an interdisciplinary and comprehensive reference work on the often-marginalised languages of southern Africa. The authors analyse a range of different concepts and questions, including language and sociality, social and political history, multilingual government, and educational policies. In doing so, they present significant original research, ensuring that the work will remain a key reference point for the subject. This ambitious and wide-ranging edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of southern African languages, sociolinguistics, history and politics. 

About the authors

​Tomasz Kamusella is Reader at the University of St Andrews, UK. He specializes in language politics and nationalism and has published widely on the topic, including The Palgrave Handbook of Slavic Languages, Identities and Borders (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). 
Finex Ndhlovu is Associate Professor at the University of New England, Australia. His research specialisms include contemporary linguistic and sociocultural theories of language, identity and sociality in relation to African diaspora communities. His most recent major publication is Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). 

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-01592-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Social and Political History of Southern Africa's Languages
Editors
  • Tomasz Kamusella
  • Finex Ndhlovu
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-01593-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-01593-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-01592-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LIII, 372
Number of Illustrations and Tables
7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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