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The Resource Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges, H. Ekkehard Wolff, (electronic resource)

Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges, H. Ekkehard Wolff, (electronic resource)

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Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges
Title
Language and development in Africa
Title remainder
perceptions, ideologies and challenges
Statement of responsibility
H. Ekkehard Wolff
Title variation
Language & Development in Africa
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Development is based on communication through language. With more than two thousand languages being used in Africa, language becomes a highly relevant factor in all sectors of political, social, cultural and economic life. This important sociolinguistic dimension hitherto remains underrated and under-researched in 'Western' mainstream development studies. The book discusses the resourcefulness of languages, both local and global, in view of the ongoing transformation of African societies as much as for economic development. From a novel 'applied African sociolinguistics' perspective it analyses the continuing effects of linguistic imperialism on postcolonial African societies, in particular regarding the educational sector, through imposed hegemonic languages such as Arabic and the ex-colonial languages of European provenance. It offers a broad interdisciplinary scientific approach to the linguistic dimensions of sociocultural modernisation and economic development in Africa, written for both the non-linguistically trained reader as much as for the linguistically trained researcher and language practitioner.--
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Wolff, Ekkehard
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • African languages
  • Language policy
  • Economic development
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Africa
Label
Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges, H. Ekkehard Wolff, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316105023
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : approach, questions and themes -- Background : Africa and the West -- a difficult relationship -- Perception : between ignorance, half knowledge and distortion -- De-marginalisation : the cradle of mankind and home of human language -- Re-conceptualisation : the overdue linguistic turn in development discourse -- Challenges : linguistic plurality and diversity -- problem or resource? -- Future : synopsis and options for language planning -- Agenda : arguments and steps -- Basic sociolinguistic facts : languages, dialects, numbers of speakers
Control code
CR9781316105023
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316105023
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949643915
Label
Language and development in Africa : perceptions, ideologies and challenges, H. Ekkehard Wolff, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781316105023
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : approach, questions and themes -- Background : Africa and the West -- a difficult relationship -- Perception : between ignorance, half knowledge and distortion -- De-marginalisation : the cradle of mankind and home of human language -- Re-conceptualisation : the overdue linguistic turn in development discourse -- Challenges : linguistic plurality and diversity -- problem or resource? -- Future : synopsis and options for language planning -- Agenda : arguments and steps -- Basic sociolinguistic facts : languages, dialects, numbers of speakers
Control code
CR9781316105023
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 358 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781316105023
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)949643915

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