Language policy and planning in Africa: The Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe

Kamwangamalu, Nkonko M., Baldauf Jr., Richard B. and Kaplan, Robert B. (2013). Language policy and planning in Africa: The Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe. In Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu, Richard B. Baldauf, Jr. and Robert B. Kaplan (Ed.), Language Planning in Africa: Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe (pp. 1-19) Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge.

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Author Kamwangamalu, Nkonko M.
Baldauf Jr., Richard B.
Kaplan, Robert B.
Title of chapter Language policy and planning in Africa: The Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe
Title of book Language Planning in Africa: Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe
Place of Publication Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.
Publisher Routledge
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
ISBN 9780415819657
Editor Nkonko M. Kamwangamalu
Richard B. Baldauf, Jr.
Robert B. Kaplan
Chapter number 1
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Total chapters 6
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
This volume covers the language situation in the Cameroon, Sudan and Zimbabwe explaining the linguistic diversity, the historical and political contexts and the current language situation, including language-in-education planning, the role of the media, the role of religion and the roles of non-indigenous languages. The authors are indigenous to the situations described and draw on their experience and extensive fieldwork. The materials on the three polities contained in this volume draw together the literature on each of the polities to present an overview of the research available about each of them, while providing new researchbased infmmation. (See Appendix A: "Polity Studies Overview" for a more general discussion of the rationale for these studies.) The purpose of the volume is to provide an up-to-date overview of the language situation in each polity based on a series of key questions (see Appendix B) in the hope that this might facilitate the development of a richer theory to guide language policy and planning in other polities where similar issues may arise. An addendum to this article updates the language planning situation in the Cameroon.
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