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Title:Special issue: Language politics in Africa
Editor:Du Plessis, TheodorusISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Language Matters: Studies in the Languages of Africa (ISSN 1022-8195)
Volume:43
Issue:2
Pages:125-282
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
South Africa
Tanzania
Subject:language policy
Abstract:The contributions to this special issue broadly cover three overall themes in language politics, i.e. language diversity, conflict and the politics of integration; language policy and politics in education (schools and higher education); and language policy and politics in the linguistic landscape. Contents: 'The greasy pole of dehumanisation': language and violence in South Africa (Anne-Marie Beukes); The evolution of national vocabulary in Nigeria: implications for national cultural integration (Felix Ogoanah); What is the future of Greek in South Africa? Language shift and maintenance in the Greek community of Johannesburg (Allistair McDuling and Lawrie Barnes); Language-in-education policy development in Tanzania: an overview (Eustard Tibategeza and Theodorus du Plessis); Managing multilingualism in higher education in post-1994 South Africa (Vic Webb); The North-West University language policy: a glimmer of hope and flashes of red lights (Themba Ngwenya); Translated for the dogs: language use in Cape Town signage (Tessa Dowling); The role of language policy in linguistic landscape changes in a rural area of the Free State Province of South Africa (Theodorus du Plessis). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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