Language attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa : a sociolinguistic overview /

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Author / Creator:Adegbija, Efurosibina E., 1952-
Imprint:Clevedon, Avon : Multilingual Matters, ©1994.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 130 pages).
Series:Multilingual matters ; 103
Multilingual matters (Series) ; 103.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 122-130) and index.
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Summary:This book argues for the need to empower African indigenous languages for greater functions in national life. It makes an important and useful contribution to the understanding of the sociolinguistic and sociopolitical dimensions of language attitudes in the sub-Saharan African language context.
Overall, the book will interest all sociolinguists, language in education researchers and scholars, language policy makers in multilingual situations, and even politicians. Also, anyone interested in the complex African language context will find the book very informative, even stirring, while those involved with language issues in multilingual situations all over the world will find Language Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa interesting, stimulating, and valuable.
Other form:Print version: Adegbija, Efurosibina E., 1952- Language attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa. Clevedon, Avon : Multilingual Matters, ©1994 1853592390
Table of Contents:
  • 1. The Language Scenario in Sub-Saharan African Countries
  • 2. The Sociohistorical Foundations of Language Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 3. Language Attitudes Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 4. Small Languages, Big Languages: Attitudinal Dimensions of Language Speaker Power and Numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • 5. Attitudinal Perspectives of Language Use in Education
  • 6. Some Implications of Language Attitudes Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Appendix: Questionnaire on Language Attitudes.