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Title:Special issue: Language politics in Africa
Editor:Du Plessis, TheodorusISNI
Periodical:Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa (ISSN 1022-8195)
Geographic terms:Africa
East Africa
South Africa
Subjects:language policy
Abstract:This special issue on language politics in Africa contains two articles on language politics in Africa in general and in South Africa in particular: the first is on minority agency and language imposition in postcolonial Africa (Finex Ndhlovu), the second on standardizing Bantu languages (Vic Webb). The next two articles focus on language policy in higher education: the language policy at the University of Johannesburg (Anne-Marie Beukes), and language accessibility and language preference at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Dianna Moodley). The question of how to manage language diversity is a third theme of the issue: Tove Rosendal deals with the language situation in Rwanda, and Munene Mwaniki with regional language politics in the East African Community. Mariana Kriel concludes the debate on language politics with an analysis of language activism in South Africa. The issue further contains two articles pertaining to linguistic matters: Andrew van der Spuy on Zulu noun class morphology, and Georgina Maduagwu on Igbo personal names. [ASC Leiden abstract]