Minority language, ethnicity and the state in two African situations : the Nkoya and the Kalanga of Botswana

TitleMinority language, ethnicity and the state in two African situations : the Nkoya and the Kalanga of Botswana
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsW.M.J. van Binsbergen
EditorR. Fardon, and G. Furniss
Secondary TitleAfrican languages, development and the state
Pagination142 - 188
Date Published1994///
Place PublishedLondon
Publication Languageeng
Keywords1991, Africa, African studies, Botswana, ethnicity, Ghana, Kenya, language policy, modernization, multilingualism, policy, politics, South Africa, Zambia

The chapters in this collection record a workshop held at the School of Oriental and African Studies, in April 1991, on African languages, development and the State. The book is divided into an introductory chapter, by Richard Fardon and Graham Furniss, and three parts. Part 1, West Africa, contains papers by Ayo Bamgbose (multilingualism), C. Magbaily Fyle (policy toward Krio in Sierra Leone), Mamoud Akanni Igué and Raphael Windali N'ouéni (the politics of language in Bénin), Ben Ohi Elugbe (minority language development in Rivers and Bendel States, Nigeria), Gillian F. Hansford (mother tongue literacy among the Chumburung speakers in Ghana). Part 2, Central and Southern Africa, contains papers by J.M.M. Katupha (language use in Mozambique), Jean Benjamin (language and the struggle for racial equality in the development of a non-racial southern African nation), Nhlanhla P. Maake (a new language policy for post-apartheid South Africa), James Fairhead (linguistic pluralism in a Bwisha community, eastern Zaire), Wim van Binsbergen (minority languages in Zambia (Nkoya) and Botswana (Kalanga)). Part 3, East Africa, contains papers by Günter Schlee (loanwords in Oromo and Rendille), Jan Blommaert (the metaphors of modernization in Tanzanian language policy), David Parkin (Arabic, Swahili and the vernaculars in Kenya)

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