Language Planning and Policy in Africa

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Richard B. Baldauf, Robert B. Kaplan
Multilingual Matters, Jan 1, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 308 pages
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This volume covers the language situation in Algeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Tunisia, explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion, and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous and/or have been participants in the language planning context.

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Series Overview
Some Common Issues
The Language Planning Situation in Algeria
Language Planning in Côte dIvoire
An Update
Language Policy and Planning in Nigeria
The Language Situation in Tunisia
Biographical Notes on Contributors

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Robert B. Kaplan is Emeritus Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Southern California. He has published numerous books and articles in refereed journals and written several special reports to governments both in the US and elsewhere. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics and is a member of the editorial board of the 1st and 2nd editions of the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2002). Additionally, he edited the Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics. He has served as President of the National Association for Foreign Students Affairs, of TESOL, and of the American Association for Applied Linguistics.

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