Language decline and death in Africa: causes, consequences, and challenges
The aim of this book is to inform both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of the problem of language decline and death in Africa. It resourcefully traces the main causes and circumstances of language endangerment, the processes and extent of language shift and death, and the consequences of language loss to the continent's rich linguistic and cultural heritage. The book outlines some of the challenges that have emerged out of the situation.
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The Languages of Africa
Patterns of Language Use in Africa
African Languages as a Resource
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African countries African languages Arabic areally dominant languages attitudes Bantu Batibo become Botswana Brenzinger Burkina Faso Cameroon code-switching demographic diglossic endangered languages endangered languages include English Ethiopia ethnic ex-colonial language extinct languages extinct or nearly favour French Fulfude Gambia guage Hausa Heine highly endangered languages indigenous languages inter-ethnic involve Kenya Khoesan languages Kiswahili language contact language death language endangerment language group language maintenance language planning language policy language revival language shift languages in Africa Lesotho lingua franca linguistic mainly major areally dominant marginalised medium-sized country million minority language speakers minority languages mother tongue Namibia national language nationally dominant language nearly extinct languages Nigeria number of languages number of speakers official language particularly Pidgin plurilingualism political population prestige role second language Setswana shift and death situation Smieja socio-economic sociolinguistic Somalia southern Africa sub-families Sudan Tanzania UNESCO usually weaker language West Africa Yoruba