Language Decline and Death in Africa

Language Decline and Death in Africa

The aim of this book is to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of the problem of language decline and death in Africa.

Author: Herman Batibo

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1853598089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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The aim of this book is to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of the problem of language decline and death in Africa. It resourcefully traces the main causes and circumstances of language endangerment, the processes and extent of language shift and death, and the consequences of language loss to the continent's rich linguistic and cultural heritage. The book outlines some of the challenges that have emerged out of the situation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

South African journal of African languages

South African journal of African languages

Language decline and death in Africa . Causes , consequences and challenges (
Multilingual Matters , 132 ) . Clevedon , Buffalo , Toronto : Multilingual Matters .
Brenzinger , M . ( ed . ) 1992 . Language death . Factual and theoretical ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132646253

Category: African languages

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Categories: African languages

Globalization and Language Vitality

Globalization and Language Vitality

Language Decline and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and
Challenges . Clevedon : Multilingual Matters . - 2006 . The imposition of English
on the triglossic structure of language use in Africa . In : Arna , E . Arua ,
Mompoloki M ...

Author: Cécile B. Vigouroux

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN: UOM:39015079355536

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 291

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This book discusses the effects of globalization on languages in Africa. In contrast to previous 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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

languages in the region or nation , and vertically on the basis of its low status and
absence of use in public or official domains ... Language Decline and Death in
Africa : Causes Consequences and Challenges Clevedon : Multilingual Matters .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105213162030

Category: African languages

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Categories: African languages

Geolinguistics

Geolinguistics

Language Decline and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and
Challenges . Tonawanda ( NY ) ... Batibo ( Botswana ) holds a doctorate from The
Sorbonne and is an expert on a wide variety of African languages in peril today .
He is the ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105132158333

Category: Areal linguistics

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Categories: Areal linguistics

The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora

The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora

broadened to allow space for the continued development of minority languages
for education and communication . A related ... Batibo , H . ( 2005 ) Language
Decline and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and Challenges .
Clevedon ...

Author: Jo Anne Kleifgen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015078802066

Category: Education

Page: 295

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This book explores subordinated vernacular languages in the context of African, Caribbean and US educational landscapes, highlighting the social cost of linguistic exceptionalism in these areas. It examines contravening movements towards forms of linguistic diversity and offers a comprehensive approach to language awareness in educative settings.
Categories: Education

Language and National Identity in Africa

Language and National Identity in Africa

... Continuity and Divergence in the Bantu Languages : Perspectives from a
Lexicostatistic Study ( Tervuren : Musée royal d ' Afrique Centrale ) . Batibo , H . M
. ( 2005 ) , Language Decline and Death in Africa . Causes , Consequences and
 ...

Author: Andrew Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199286752

Category: History

Page: 367

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This book focuses on language, culture, and identity in nineteen countries in Africa. Leading specialists, mainly from Africa, describe national linguistic and political histories, assess the status of majority and minority languages, and consider the role of language in ethnic conflict.
Categories: History

Inequalities and Conflicts in Modern and Contemporary African History

Inequalities and Conflicts in Modern and Contemporary African History

Kwesi Prah, African Wars and Ethnic Conflicts—Rebuilding Failed States.
Occasional Paper. United Nations Development Programme, 2004; Herman M.
Batibo, Language Decline and Death in Africa. Causes, Consequences and
Challenges ...

Author: Jan Záhořík

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498536424

Category: Political Science

Page: 206

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This book examines historical legacies and contexts of inequalities and conflicts in Africa. The book argues that we must study conflicts, inequalities, and other social, economic, and political imbalances in broad global and historical contexts.
Categories: Political Science

The Impact of French on the African Vernacular Languages

The Impact of French on the African Vernacular Languages

But, having established that language and culture are inseparable, that prospect
seems irreversible. 3.9.3 Language decline and death The study of Batibo and
Mosaka (2000) entitled Language Decline and Death in Africa deals with the ...

Author: Sosthène Boussougou

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443883252

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Following independence from their respective colonial regimes, seventeen African countries adopted French as their national language. This political move has had a number of consequences, both positive and negative, leading to the central question of this book: was the adoption of French as their national language a blessing or a curse for these countries? Is Francophonie a symbol of unity, a means of networking for French speakers in a globalised world, offering a sense of belonging through linguistic and cross-cultural, shared values, or is it a form of cultural imperialism in disguise? The rationale for adopting French was prompted by the perception that linguistic diversity in French Africa was a source of instability, while French could act as a stabilising agent. The adoption of this language has, however, widened the gaps between ethnic and tribal groups, reinforcing inequalities between classes, particularly the elite and the rural population. It has also strengthened the view that African languages are not fit for the business world and are unable to compete with dominant languages, thus perpetuating the colonial myth. Language is inseparable from culture, and both language and culture constitute a nation’s heritage. As such, African heritage is being eroded by the day. This book offers detailed insights into the impact of French in Gabon, exploring what the French language has brought to the country, but also considering what it is taking away.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Journal of African Languages and Linguistics

Journal of African Languages and Linguistics

Recent publications in African linguistics The following is a continuation of our
comprehensive list of recently ... Introduction à la phonétique et à la phonologie
africaines : Les sons de tous les jours . ... Language Decline and Death in Africa .

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ISBN: IND:30000115777165

Category: African languages

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Categories: African languages

Selected Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Selected Proceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

The release of the Tanzanian Cultural Policy document , which merely
recognizes the existence of languages other than Swahili is no cause of
complacency . Like other African member states ... Language Decline and Death
in Africa . Causes ...

Author: Doris L. Payne

Publisher: Cascadilla Press

ISBN: UOM:39015074231161

Category: African languages

Page: 203

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This volume contains 16 papers selected from the 37th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 37), which was held at the University of Oregon on April 6-9, 2006. The papers included are significant for increasing the database of detailed studies of individual African languages.
Categories: African languages

The Journal of Humanities

The Journal of Humanities

i ( i ) what languages do people in the areas use in interaction among themselves
and with people from outside the ... Theoretical Framework This article is
informed by the theoretical position regarding the pattern of language shift in
language contact situations in Africa as ... language policy , language acquisition
and language use on the one hand and language decline and language death
on the other ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C105124990

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

Malilime

Malilime

Language Decline and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and
Challenges . Clevedon : Multilingual Matters Batibo , Herman and Naledi M .
Mosaka . ( 2000 ) Linguistic barriers as a hindrance to information flow : The case
of Botswana ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105025903050

Category: African languages

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Categories: African languages

Living Through Languages

Living Through Languages

Language decline and death in Africa : causes , consequences and challenges .
Clevedon : Multilingual Matters . Batibo , H . M . 2006 ( in print ) . Marginalization
and empowerment through educational medium : the case of the linguistically ...

Author: Christa Van der Walt

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131923315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Living through Languages: An African Tribute to René Dirven is a collection of scholarly research meant to honour the various facets of his academic legacy, which includes language policy and politics, language acquisition (specifically in multilingual societies), the role of English and English language teaching, and a life-long interest in cognitive linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Nigerian Languages Literatures Cultures Policy Reforms

Nigerian Languages  Literatures  Cultures   Policy Reforms

Languages of Instruction for African Emancipation : Focus on Postcolonial
Contexts and Considerations . Dar - es - Salaam : Mkuki ... Language Decline
and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and Challenges . Clevedon :
Multilingual ...

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ISBN: IND:30000124731633

Category: Linguistics

Page: 732

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Categories: Linguistics

Applied Language Learning

Applied Language Learning

At the museum , visitors can enhance their appreciation of AfricanAmerican
literature by glancing at poetry by ... Through lectures and exhibits , visitors will
be made aware of the consequences of language decline and death , including
the ...

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ISBN: IND:30000093077778

Category: Applied linguistics

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Categories: Applied linguistics

Problems of Multilingual Nations

Problems of Multilingual Nations

Mixed languages : 15 case studies in language intertwining . Amsterdam : IFOTT
. ... The Language Question in Sub - Saharan Africa . Edinburgh ... Language
decline and death in Africa : Causes , consequences , and challenges .
Multilingual ...

Author: Chris U. Agbedo

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ISBN: IND:30000123550596

Category: Multiculturalism

Page: 235

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Categories: Multiculturalism

Linguistic Landscapes

Linguistic Landscapes

... Cultural and Linguistic Policy Abroad : The Italian Experience Mariella Totaro -
Genevois Language Decline and Death in Africa : Causes , Consequences and
Challenges Herman M . Batibo Directions in Applied Linguistics Paul Bruthiaux ...

Author: Peter Backhaus

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106019173704

Category: Education

Page: 158

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This book is the first comprehensive approach to language on signs and provides a unique research perspective to urban multilingualism. It offers an up-to-date review of previous research, introduces a coherent analytical framework, and applies this framework to a sample of signs collected in Tokyo.
Categories: Education