Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


Book Information

   

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.
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=9781847690111
Series Title: Language Planning and Policy
Description:

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
Review: Not available for review. If you would like to review a book on The LINGUIST List, please login to view the AFR list.
BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Issue: All announcements sent out by The LINGUIST List are emailed to our subscribers and archived with the Library of Congress.
Click here to see the original emailed issue.

Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847690114
ISBN-13: 9781847690111
Pages: 324
Prices: U.K. £ 39.95
U.S. $ 79.95