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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."

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Dissertation Information

Title: Communication and Theology: A Historiography of Black History and African Civilization Add Dissertation
Author: Wasajja Kiwanuka Update Dissertation
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Institution: Kampala University, Department of English Language and Literature Education
Completed in: 2014
Linguistic Subfield(s): Language Acquisition;
Subject Language(s): English
Language Family(ies): Nilo-Saharan
Director(s): A Akiiki
Prof. Perry Wallace

Abstract: Afrocentric historicism developed as a medium of black protest against what was perceived as the universalistic, absolutist and fundamentalist claims of Western historiography in relation to the interpretation and determination of the place and role of Africa in history. Thus, it is rooted in the tradition of blacks’ quest for historical authenticity. Several nineteenth-century black intellectuals published to rescue African history from obscurity, and establish the antiquity of civilization in Africa. Colonialism and Religion have been pronounced as the greatest catalysts.