The Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa

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Multilingual Matters, 2008 - Social Science - 227 pages
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An analysis of modernisation informed by the place of language in education, health, the economy and governance in the African context. This book covers Africa in its different facets, and shows how language is used as an instrument to deny access to socioeconomic and political emancipation.

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Introduction 1
Prolegomena to the Sociolinguistics of Development 8
Language Education and Development 53
Language the Economy and Development 117
Language Governance and Development 153
Conclusion 172
Notes 182
References 202

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Paulin Djit is Associate Professor of Sociolinguistics, Translation and Interpreting and French Linguistics in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of Western Sydney. He also acts as an adviser for many international organisations in education, translation and interpreting, and international sporting events. His previous books include The Sociolinguistics of Development in Africa (2008), From Language Policy to Language Planning: An Overview of Key Languages in Australia (1994), and Voir l'Am rique et mourir (1992).

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