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Globalization and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa

Globalization and Language Vitality: Perspectives from Africa (Hardback)

Edited by Vigouroux, Cecile B.
Edited by Mufwene, Salikoko S.
Contributions by Blommaert, Professor Jan

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This is a comprehensive and diverse examination of the effects of globalization on languages in Africa, aimed at students and researchers interested in language endangerment and change.This book discusses the effects of globalization on languages in Africa. In contrast to previou...s studies, the contributors examine whether or not globalization is affecting African languages in the same ways and at the same rate in different countries, and how local experiences of language change vary from place to place. Rather than seeing English as the 'killer language' par excellence, the contributors probe ways in which languages are being used side by side to complement each other in some contexts while competing against European colonial languages in others. The result is a diverse canvas of language vitality in the African context, including matters of endangerment and loss, through the lense of globalization in its various interpretations.This book is a must read for students and researchers interested in language change and death and in the fate of European languages in the rest of the world.
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ISBN 9780826495143
Released NZ 5 Nov 2008
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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Language English (translated from: English)
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ISBN-13 9780826495143
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Released 5 Nov 2008
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) Edited by Vigouroux, Cecile B.
Edited by Mufwene, Salikoko S.
Contributions by Blommaert, Professor Jan
Category Sociolinguistics
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code 306.44096
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Africa - Languages, Linguistic geography, African languages, Languages in contact - Africa, Language and culture - Africa
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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