African Renaissance and language policies in comparative perspective

@inproceedings{Moodley2000AfricanRA,
  title={African Renaissance and language policies in comparative perspective},
  author={Kogila A. Moodley},
  year={2000}
}
The predicament of the continued usage of colonial languages for economic reasons is contrasted with the demand for recognition and state support for indigenous and non-dominant minority languages. However, new African elites define competitiveness in the global arena as a crucial goal. To this end, despite talk of African Renaissance, African languages are relegated to the private realm, where a vibrant oral tradition exists. In turn, dominant Western languages which hold out the promise of… CONTINUE READING

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