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Title: Africa and Applied Linguistics
Edited By: Sinfree Makoni
Ulrike Hanna Hanna
URL: http://www.benjamins.nl/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=AILA_16
Series Title: AILA Review, Volume 16
Description:

AILA Review is a publication of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, an international federation of national associations for applied linguistics. Volume 16 of AILA Review is the first to appear with John Benjamins and contains a unique collection of articles, guest-edited by Sinfree Makoni and Ulrike H. Meinhof on Africa and Applied Lingustics. The articles include: "Language ideology and politics: A critical appraisal of French as second official language in Nigeria." by Tope Omoniyi, "The democratisation of indigenous languages: The case of Malawi." by Themba Moyo, "Classroom codeswitching in post-colonial contexts: Functions, attitudes and policies." by Gibson Ferguson, "A pilot study of Supplemental Instruction for at-risk students at an Historically Black University (HBU) in South Africa." by Constance Zulu, "Using historical data to explain language attitudes: A South African case study" by Ian Bekker, "Discourse, culture and the law: The analysis of crosstalk in the Southern African bilingual courtroom." by Pulie Thetela, "Language and the law: Who has the upper hand? A corpus analysis of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings." by Vivian de Klerk, "Dysphemisms in the language of Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo." by Yisa Kehunde Yusuf, "Managing ‘face’ in urban public transport: Polite request strategies in commuter omnibus discourse in Harare." by Pedzisai Mashiri, "Popular Malagasy music and the construction of cultural identities." by Zafimahaleo Rasolofondraosolo and Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, "'I want to be like a human again.'” Morbidity and retained ability in an Alzheimer sufferer." by Stanley G.M. Ridge, Sinfree Makoni, and Elaine Ridge, and a profile of Doug Young.



Table of contents

Introducing applied linguistics in Africa
Sinfree Makoni and Ulrike H. Meinhof 1–12
Articles
Language ideology and politics: A critical appraisal of French as second official language in Nigeria
Tope Omoniyi 13–25
The democratisation of indigenous languages: The case of Malawi
Themba Moyo 26–37
Classroom code-switching in post-colonial contexts: Functions, attitudes and policies
Gibson Ferguson 38–51
A pilot study of Supplemental Instruction for at-risk students at an Historically Black University (HBU) in South Africa
Constance Zulu 52–61
Using historical data to explain language attitudes: A South African case study
Ian Bekker 62–77
Discourse, culture and the law: The analysis of crosstalk in the Southern African bilingual courtroom
Pulie Thetela 78–88
Language and the law: Who has the upper hand?
Vivian de Klerk 89–103
Dysphemisms in the language of Nigeria’s President Olusegun Obasanjo
Yisa Kehunde Yusuf 104–119
Managing ‘face’ in urban public transport: Polite request strategies in commuter omnibus discourse in Harare
Pedzisai Mashiri 120–126
Popular Malagasy music and the construction of cultural identities
Zafimahaleo Rasolofondraosolo and Ulrike H. Meinhof 127–148 “I want to be like a human again”: Morbidity and retained ability in an Alzheimer sufferer
Stanley G.M. Ridge, Sinfree Makoni and Elaine Ridge 149–169
Doug Young: A profile
Rochelle Kapp 170–171
Notes on contributors 172–173

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: John Benjamins
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