LINGUIST List 32.2499

Tue Jul 27 2021

Books: Decolonising Multilingualism in Africa: Ndhlovu, Makalela

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 20-Jul-2021
From: Flo McClelland <flomultilingual-matters.com>
Subject: Decolonising Multilingualism in Africa: Ndhlovu, Makalela
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Title: Decolonising Multilingualism in Africa
Subtitle: Recentering Silenced Voices from the Global South
Series Title: Critical Language and Literacy Studies
Published: 2021
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: https://www.multilingual-matters.com/page/detail/?K=9781788923347

Author: Finex Ndhlovu
Author: Leketi Makalela
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923354 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788923354 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 89.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788923347 Pages: 208 Price: U.S. $ 34.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788923347 Pages: 208 Price: U.K. £ 24.95
Abstract:

This book interrogates and problematises African multilingualism as it is currently understood in language education and research. It challenges the enduring colonial matrices of power hidden within mainstream conceptions of multilingualism that have been propagated in the Global North and then exported to the Global South under the aegis of colonial modernity and pretensions of universal epistemic relevance. The book contributes new points of method, theory and interpretation that will advance scholarly conversations on decolonial epistemology by introducing the notion of coloniality of language – a summary term that describes the ways in which notions of language and multilingualism in post-colonial societies remain colonial. The authors begin the process of mapping out what a socially realistic notion of multilingualism would look like if we took into account the voices of marginalised and ignored African communities of practice – both on the African continent and in the diasporas.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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