Globalization and English in Africa

Globalization and English in Africa

This book focuses on the sociolinguistics of English in relation to globalisation.

Author: Akinmade Timothy Akande

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1620814528

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

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This book focuses on the sociolinguistics of English in relation to globalisation. The pattern of migration and linguistic flows that have become more prominent in this century seem to teach us one major lesson: that we need a sociolinguistics that places less emphasis on territorialisation of English but accounts for the complex situations, patterns of mobility of people and challenges that have come with globalisation. This book addresses the spread of English through hip-hop to other parts of the world and how other varieties of English around the world especially African American Vernacular English and Jamaican English have influenced Nigerian English through this genre of music.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Globalization and the Returns to Speaking English in South Africa

Globalization and the Returns to Speaking English in South Africa

"This paper takes a novel approach to trying to disentangle the impact of globalization on wages by focusing on changes in the return to speaking English, the international language of commerce, in South Africa as that country re-integrated ...

Author: James Levinsohn

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822021047162

Category: English language

Page: 11

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"This paper takes a novel approach to trying to disentangle the impact of globalization on wages by focusing on changes in the return to speaking English, the international language of commerce, in South Africa as that country re-integrated with the global economy after 1993. The paper finds that he return to speaking English increased overall and that within racial groups the return increased primarily for Whites but not for Blacks"--National Bureau of Economic Research web site.
Categories: English language

Globalization and Language Vitality

Globalization and Language Vitality

This book discusses the effects of globalization on languages in Africa.

Author: Cécile B. Vigouroux

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826495150

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English in Africa

English in Africa

Pan - Africanism and English in the Era of Globalization As argued in sections of Chapter 1 the English language is conquering new borders , penetrating rapidly into Francophone and Lusophone areas while consolidating itself further in ...

Author: Alamin M. Mazrui

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853596892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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This text offers a critical examination of aspects of the politics of the role of English in Africa and its Diaspora. It looks at its changed location in the post-Cold War era and the challenges it poses to the enduring quest for intellectual liberation, pan-Africanism and Afrocentricity. The study also explores the spaces and possibilities for appropriating the language towards a counter-hegemonic African-centred agenda under the present global order.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Youth Globalization and Society in Africa and Its Diaspora

Youth  Globalization  and Society in Africa and Its Diaspora

This edited collection provides a window into Africa’s diversity.

Author: Jepkorir-Rose Chepyator-Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527546851

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

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This edited collection provides a window into Africa’s diversity. A wide-ranging body of authors offers a valuable glimpse into the challenges and opportunities presented by globalization to the youth in Africa and its diaspora, while issuing a stern call for action to local governments to act now and tap into the energy of Africa’s burgeoning youth population. In doing so, the authors expand extant literature on the continent’s coping with globalization in the context of young people in various African nations. Featured in the collection are views on education, language, agriculture, sport and technology, deeply interwoven into the schooling, behavior, and health of youth. Specifically, these practices are found in both formal and non-formal education, agricultural production, and food nutrition, computer technology, and sport’s amelioration of health issues, throughout Africa.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Globalization and Poverty

Globalization and Poverty

One, but only one, of these changes was South Africa's reintegration with the global economy. ... Measuring changes in the return to speaking English is a simple task, and I argue below that it is one that at least stands a chance of ...

Author: Ann Harrison

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226318004

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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Over the past two decades, the percentage of the world’s population living on less than a dollar a day has been cut in half. How much of that improvement is because of—or in spite of—globalization? While anti-globalization activists mount loud critiques and the media report breathlessly on globalization’s perils and promises, economists have largely remained silent, in part because of an entrenched institutional divide between those who study poverty and those who study trade and finance. Globalization and Poverty bridges that gap, bringing together experts on both international trade and poverty to provide a detailed view of the effects of globalization on the poor in developing nations, answering such questions as: Do lower import tariffs improve the lives of the poor? Has increased financial integration led to more or less poverty? How have the poor fared during various currency crises? Does food aid hurt or help the poor? Poverty, the contributors show here, has been used as a popular and convenient catchphrase by parties on both sides of the globalization debate to further their respective arguments. Globalization and Poverty provides the more nuanced understanding necessary to move that debate beyond the slogans.
Categories: Business & Economics

Focus on English

Focus on English

Hans - Georg Wolf ( Hong Kong ) Kasper Juffermans ( Tilburg ) Conceptions of globalization in African and Western ... globalization is conceptualized in West African English newspapers , as compared to Western English newspapers .

Author: Hans-Georg Wolf

Publisher: Leipziger Universitätsverlag

ISBN: 3865831575

Category: Englisch

Page: 270

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Categories: Englisch

Globalization and Conflict Resolution in Africa since the 20th Century

Globalization and Conflict Resolution in Africa since the 20th Century

Therefore, the areas of conflict and conflict resolution are also affected by this phenomenon. Conflicts are part of man’s existence; this is because disagreements among peoples are natural.

Author: Chigozie Paul Nnuriam

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783668852075

Category: History

Page: 11

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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject History - Africa, grade: 4.42, University of Lagos, language: English, abstract: Globalization is a process of global economic, cultural, and political integration. It is playing an important role and has brought new opportunities for African countries such as growth and improved productivity and living standards, technological transfer, conflict resolution etc. Globalization is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon of contemporary society. Therefore, the areas of conflict and conflict resolution are also affected by this phenomenon. Conflicts are part of man’s existence; this is because disagreements among peoples are natural. The disagreement occurs in forms of revolution or war. The continent of Africa has been highly susceptible to intra and inter-state wars and conflicts. Africa’s track record of civil war, conflict and political instability has with a big measure of justification earned it the idea of a continent at war against itself. Thousands of Africans have been killed in civil wars, con-flicts and uprisings in the course of the past decade. Meanwhile, Africa to date has remained a victim of all economic and political reform agenda of the European dominated world, but now consumed in what has come to be termed as globalization.
Categories: History