LINGUIST List 15.3092

Tue Nov 02 2004

Books: Sociolinguistics: Adejunmobi

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        1.    Kathryn King, Vernacular Palaver: Adejunmobi

Message 1: Vernacular Palaver: Adejunmobi

Date: 02-Nov-2004
From: Kathryn King <>
Subject: Vernacular Palaver: Adejunmobi

Title: Vernacular Palaver

Subtitle: Imaginations of the Local and Non-native Languages in West Africa

Series Title: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education

Published: 2004

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

Book URL:

Author: Moradewun Adejunmobi, University of California, Davis

Hardback: ISBN: 1853597732 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 99.95

Hardback: ISBN: 1853597732 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 59.95

Paperback: ISBN: 1853597724 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 24.95

Paperback: ISBN: 1853597724 Pages: 240 Price: U.S. $ 44.95


Vernacular Palaver highlights the continuing appeal of local identities for
participants in social networks where communication occurs in languages
that are not mother tongues. Using examples from video film, popular
literature, religious activity and educational practice in West Africa, it
demonstrates the importance of notions of localness and locality for
speakers of non-native languages, despite the growing prominence of global
languages in their lives.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (Language Code: ENG )

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