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LINGUIST List 20.3681

Thu Oct 29 2009

Books: Sociolinguistics: Mc Laughlin (Ed)

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, The Languages of Urban Africa: Mc Laughlin (Ed)

Message 1: The Languages of Urban Africa: Mc Laughlin (Ed)
Date: 27-Oct-2009
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: The Languages of Urban Africa: Mc Laughlin (Ed)
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Title: The Languages of Urban Africa
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=131856&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Fiona Mc Laughlin
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847061164 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 80.00
Abstract:

"McLaughlin's edited volume, at long last, provides us an opportunity to
comprehend the multilingual complexity of Africa's growing urban communities."
- David Dwyer, Professor Emeritus, Michigan State University, USA

The Languages of Urban Africa consists of a series of case studies that
address four main themes. The first is the history of African urban
languages. The second set focus on theoretical issues in the study of
African urban languages, exploring the outcomes of intense multilingualism
and also the ways in which urban dwellers form their speech communities.
The volume then moves on to explore the relationship between language and
identity in the urban setting. The final two case studies in the volume
address the evolution of urban languages in Africa.

This rich set of chapters examine languages and speech communities in ten
geographically diverse African urban centres, covering almost all regions
of the continent. Half involve Francophone cities, the other half,
Anglophone. This exciting volume shows us what the study of urban African
languages can tell us about language and about African societies in
general. It will appeal to upper level undergraduates, postgraduates and
researchers in sociolinguistics, especially those interested in the
language of Africa.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=44182


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