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Ebongue / Hurst

Sociolinguistics in African Contexts

Perspectives and Challenges

Buch. Hardcover

1st ed. 2017. 2017

viii, 349 S. 18 s/w-Abbildungen, Bibliographien.

In englischer Sprache

Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-49609-2

Format (B x L): 15,5 x 23,5 cm

Gewicht: 701 g

Das Werk ist Teil der Reihe: Multilingual Education; 20


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’.

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