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It's Been Said Before

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Language Planning and Policy in Africa, Volume 2
Subtitle: Algeria, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Tunisia
Edited By: Robert B. Kaplan
Richard B. Baldauf Jr.
Series Title: Language Planning and Policy

This volume covers the language situation in Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire,
Nigeria and Tunisia, explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical
and political contexts and the current language situation, including
language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of
religion, and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are
indigenous and/or have been participants in the language planning context.
Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Tunisia are not well represented in the
international language policy/planning literature, while the section on
Nigeria draws together the published literature in this area. The purpose
of the volumes in this series is to present up-to-date information on
polities that are not well-known to researchers in the field. A longer
range purpose is to collect comparable information on as many polities as
possible in order to facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide
language policy and planning in other polities that undertake the
development of a national policy on languages. This volume is part of an
areal series which is committed to providing descriptions of language
planning and policy in countries around the world.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847690114
ISBN-13: 9781847690111
Pages: 324
Prices: U.K. £ 39.95
U.S. $ 79.95