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Title: The Languages of Urban Africa
Edited By: Fiona Mc Laughlin
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=131856&SearchType=Basic
Description:

"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.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Versions:
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1847061168
ISBN-13: 9781847061164
Pages: 256
Prices: U.K. £ 80.00