Africa: Challenges of Multilingualism: Afrika: Herausforderungen der Mehrsprachigkeit- Les défis du plurilinguisme en Afrique

EditorClaus Altmayer, Ekkehard Wolff

Hardcover | November 25, 2013

Africa: Challenges of Multilingualism: Afrika: Herausforderungen der Mehrsprachigkeit- Les défis du plurilinguisme en Afrique by Claus Altmayer
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The book presents a collection of papers in English, French and German, which touch on a wide variety of cultural, political, and educational ramifications of multilingualism in Africa. Apart from the general introduction, all contributions stem from African scholars representing their inside perspective on matters. The contributions refer to sociolinguistic situations primarily in Benin, Kenya, Mali, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan and Togo. They deal with aspects of language contact and language change, language empowerment and protection of linguistic diversity, linguistic landscape and language legitimization, regional integration, HIV/AIDS communication, and language issues in education from primary to tertiary level. A special sub-focus is on the teaching of foreign languages such as German in Africa. The book contains 12 contributions in English, three in French, and two in German.
Claus Altmayer is Professor of German as a Second Language at the Herder Institut of Leipzig University (Germany), where he currently holds the office of Vice Rector. H. Ekkehard Wolff has retired as Professor from the Chair of African Linguistics at Leipzig University in 2009. Together, they coordinate the German-African Network of A...
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Title:Africa: Challenges of Multilingualism: Afrika: Herausforderungen der Mehrsprachigkeit- Les défis du...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:8.27 X 5.83 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:8.27 X 5.83 X 0.98 inPublished:November 25, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631632312

ISBN - 13:9783631632314

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