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.
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