By Andrew Simpson

This booklet specializes in language, tradition, and nationwide id in Africa. prime experts study international locations in everything of the continent - Egypt, Morocco, Sudan, Senegal, Mali, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Cameroon, Congo, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanbia, South Africa, and the countries of the Horn, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somalia. every one bankruptcy describes and examines the country's linguistic and political heritage and the relation of its languages to nationwide, ethnic, and cultural identities, and assesses the relative prestige of majority and minority languages and the function of language in ethnic clash. Of the book's authors, fifteen are from Africa and 7 from Europe and the USA.
Jargon-free, absolutely referenced, and illustrated with seventeen maps, this ebook could be of price to a variety of readers in linguistics, politics, background, sociology, and anthropology. it is going to curiosity every person wishing to appreciate the dynamic interactions among language and politics in Africa, some time past and now.

Show description

Read Online or Download Encyclopedia of Language and National Identity in Africa PDF

Best Encyclopedia books

Modern Land Combat

The know-how and strategies of conflict this day and the that might rule the battlefields of the following day. From the soldier's own guns to the armored struggling with automobiles that shape either spearhead and safeguard.

Counter-Democracy: Politics in an Age of Distrust (The Seeley Lectures)

Democracy is tested as a normally uncontested perfect, whereas regimes encouraged by means of this way of presidency fall below consistent feedback. for that reason, the regular erosion of self belief in representatives that has develop into one of many significant political problems with our time. Amidst those demanding situations, the ambiguity is still that whereas voters are much less more likely to make the journey to the poll field, the area is much from getting into a section of common political apathy.

Encyclopedia of the World's Endangered Languages (Curzon Language Family Series)

The fear for the fast-disappearing language shares of the area has arisen relatively some time past decade, a result of effect of globalization. This e-book appears to be like as a solution to a felt want: to catalogue and describe these languages, making up the majority of the world's six thousand or extra precise tongues, that are at risk of disappearing in the following couple of a long time.

Additional info for Encyclopedia of Language and National Identity in Africa

Show sample text content

Rated 4.87 of 5 – based on 28 votes