Bibliographic Details

Globalization and language vitality : perspectives from black Africa / edited by Cécile B. Vigouroux and Salikoko S. Mufwene.

Imprint London : Continuum, 2008.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 291 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Subject African languages.
Language and culture -- Africa.
Languages in contact -- Africa.
Linguistic geography.
Globalization -- Social aspects -- Africa.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY -- African Languages.
African languages.
Globalization -- Social aspects.
Language and culture.
Language and languages.
Languages in contact.
Linguistic geography.
Africa -- Languages.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
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Other authors / contributors Vigouroux, Cécile B.
Mufwene, Salikoko S.
ISBN 9781441170736
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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 canv.
Other form Print version: Globalization and language vitality. London : Continuum, 2008 9780826495143