Discrimination through Language in Africa? Perspectives on the Namibian Experience. Contributions to the Sociology of Language 69.


PUTZ, Martin (ed.). Discrimination through Language in Africa? Perspectiveson the Namibian Experience. Berlin / New York : Mouton de Gruyer, 1995. Pp [i]-ix,(1),[1]-338. Index. 8vo, blue cloth, white lettering to front board and spine. Contributions to the Sociology of Language 69. Contents : Langu age and colonialism in Africa - Introduction (by Martin Putz). Section 1: Language contact and language conflict in Africa. The politics of language planning in Africa: Critical choices for the 21st century (by Eyamba G. Bokamba). Nation building and language in the new South Africa (by Neville Alexander). Empowerment of the masses through the use of African languages (by Zach A. Matsela). The growth of Kiswahili as language of education and administration in Tanzania (by Herman M. Batibo). Section 2: Language expansionand language engineering: Case studies from Africa. The technicalization o f the autochthonous languages of South Africa: Constraints from a present day perspective (by Victor Webb). Marketing new lexical terminology in Nigeria: Some practical considerations (by Efurosibina Adegbija). The Somali language lexical project: Aims and methods (by Annarita Puglielli). Technicalization of the lexicon through endogenous language resources: A case from Mali (by Adama Ouane). Section. 3: Language, culture and nation building: An illustration with Namibia. Official monolingualism in Africa: A sociolinguistic assessment of linguistic and cultural pluralism in Namibia (by Martin Putz). "Our official language shall be English": The Namibian Prime Minister's perspective (by Hage G. Geingob). Language policy and language planningin Namibia (by Brian Harlech-Jones). Language and nation in Namibia: The f allacies of Modernization Theory (by Anke Beck). Section 4: The status and use of languages: Linguistic conflict in Namibia. The role of English in Namibia: A sociocultural and linguistic account it (by Brian Harlech-Jones). Attitudes and language: An empirical investigation into the status and use of English in Namibia (by Martin Putz). Lexical engineering in African languages: Exemplified through Herero (by Rajmund Ohly). The status and use of the German language in independent Namibia: Can German survive the transition? (by Hans-Volker Gretschel Afrikaans). The unwanted lingua franca of Namibia (by Kotie Fourie). Very good. 75.00

Title: Discrimination through Language in Africa? Perspectives on the Namibian Experience. Contributions to the Sociology of Language 69.

Author Name: PUTZ, Martin (ed.). BOKAMBA, Eyamba G. HARLECH-JONES, Brian MATSELA, Zach A.

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Publisher: Mouton de Gruyer, Berlin / New York , 1995, ISBN:311014817X:

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Keywords: AFRICAN LANGUAGE SOMALIA LINGUISTICS MULTICULTURALISM MULTICULTURAL BILINGUALISM NAMIBIA MINORITY LANGUAGES TRIBAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS AFRICA,