“Ex Uno Plura”: the uneasy road of Ethiopian languages toward standardization

@inproceedings{Sav2008ExUP,
  title={“Ex Uno Plura”: the uneasy road of Ethiopian languages toward standardization},
  author={G. Sav{\`a} and M. Tosco},
  year={2008}
}
  • G. Savà, M. Tosco
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Abstract The history of Ethiopia has witnessed a constant struggle between centralizing forces and regional powers. Since 1991 the pendulum has swung clearly toward a policy of “ethnic federalism.” Nevertheless, to date only a few of the about eighty ethnic groups of Ethiopia have implemented the right to fully develop their own language and use it in education and administration, as enshrined in the new federal constitution. Actually, only Oromo (the second or possibly even the first language… CONTINUE READING
    5 Citations

    Figures and Tables from this paper

    The Ethiopian Language Policy: A Historical and Typological Overview
    • 4
    Politics and Power in Southern Ethiopia: Imposing, Opposing and Calling for Linguistic Unity
    Becoming Amazigh: standardisation, purity, and questions of identity
    • 1

    References

    SHOWING 1-10 OF 26 REFERENCES
    Multilingualism and Nation Building: Language and Education in Eritrea
    • 25
    • Highly Influential
    • PDF
    Church and state in Ethiopia, 1270-1527
    • 121
    • PDF
    The Oromo orthography of Shaykh Bakri Saṗalō
    • 35
    Trends in Oromo lexicon and lexicography
    • Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 19(2), 155–168.
    • 1989
    K’äbena orthography
    • Lissan: Journal of African Languages and Linguistics, Addis Ababa University 19(2), 211–231.
    • 2005
    Mother tongue literacy as a means of preserving a language — a case study from Konso
    • 2005