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Multilingual Education

Sociolinguistics in African Contexts

Perspectives and Challenges

Editors: Ebongue, Augustin Emmanuel, Hurst, Ellen (Eds.)

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  • Offers a new perspective on sociolinguistics in Africa, focussing on the social dynamics of African languages and African societies
  • Includes research on language vitality and endangerment, urban, rural, and youth languages, language educational policies and practices
  • Covers the entire African continent, from Algeria to South Africa, from Guinea-Bissau to Cameroon and Kenya
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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 following broad themes: 
Language variation, contact and changeThe dynamics of urban, rural and youth languagesPolicy and practice
This 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’.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Dynamic Language: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on African Language, Ideologies and Practices

    Pages 1-9

    Ebongue, Augustin Emmanuel (et al.)

  • La résistance du plurilinguisme à Abidjan

    Pages 13-33

    Boutin, Béatrice Akissi

  • Linguistic Messianism: Multilingualism in Mozambique

    Pages 35-51

    Stroud, Christopher (et al.)

  • Véhicularité des langues camerounaises : Mythe ou réalité?

    Pages 53-71

    Ebongue, Augustin Emmanuel

  • Usage des langues chez les locuteurs Nda’nda’

    Pages 73-86

    Tchagoua, Guy Merlin

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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $159.99
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Softcover $109.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociolinguistics in African Contexts
Book Subtitle
Perspectives and Challenges
Editors
  • Augustin Emmanuel Ebongue
  • Ellen Hurst
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49611-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49611-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49609-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84199-1
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 349
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations
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