Language Policy

Language Policy in Ethiopia

The Interplay Between Policy and Practice in Tigray Regional State

Authors: Mekonnen Alemu Gebre, Yohannes

Free Preview
  • Is the only volume exclusively about language policy and education policy in Ethiopia and the large and critical region of Tigray
  • Presents the shifts in language policy and use in major transitions of regimes in a clear manner
  • Shows how top-down and bottom-up policy-making processes shape and reshape language policies and practices in this volatile region    
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63904-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63903-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
About this book

This book examines the interplay and tensions between hegemonic and counter-hegemonic language policy and processes in Tigray, a regional state of Ethiopia, in the period of pre- and post-1991. Viewing language use and language policy as dynamic social and ideological processes, the book presents Ethiopia as an example of language policy creation and implementation over time, in a highly volatile political context. The case of Ethiopia is unique in that different language policies and practices were put in place as the country‚Äôs leaders changed through political takeovers. Declared language policies were not always implemented, and those implemented were often protested. The book starts with an overview and review of language policy and planning, followed by a chapter on the history of such planning in Ethiopia. It then presents the methodology used for the study, and examines the appropriation of hegemonic LPP, patterns of resistance, schools and public sites as centers of resistance, and the emergence and development of specific patterns of language use in different regions of the country. The book ends with recommendations for future research, and draws the overall conclusion  that since LPP is a dynamic and multilayered contextual process, official or de facto language policy is often undermined by overt or covert unofficial language policies, ideologies, mechanisms, and agents that result in different patterns of language use.    

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63904-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63903-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions & severe weather in the US may cause delays
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Policy in Ethiopia
Book Subtitle
The Interplay Between Policy and Practice in Tigray Regional State
Authors
Series Title
Language Policy
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63904-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63904-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63903-7
Series ISSN
1571-5361
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIX, 171
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
Topics