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Title: New Language Bearings in Africa
Subtitle: A Fresh Quest
Edited By: Margaret Jepkirui Muthwii
Angelina Nduku Kioko
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=1853597279
Description:

The collection of papers in this special volume discuss issues and challenges that are pertinent in understanding present-day moves and tendencies in the use of languages in the African contexts. The volume’s major asset lies in the diversity of topics, the range of languages and the African geographical areas covered. Not only do the contributors come from different nations in Africa but also many of them are established scholars who interact with and interpret the unique situations in their nations on a daily basis.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1853597279
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 160
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