Language use along the urban street in Senegal: perspectives from proprietors of commercial signs

@article{Shiohata2012LanguageUA,
  title={Language use along the urban street in Senegal: perspectives from proprietors of commercial signs},
  author={Mariko Shiohata},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={269 - 285}
}
  • Mariko Shiohata
  • Published 1 May 2012
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Senegal adopted French as the country's sole official language at the time of independence in 1960, since when the language has been used in administration and other formal domains. Similarly, French is employed throughout the formal education system as the language of instruction. Since the 1990s, however, government has mounted an ambitious adult literacy programme, in which Wolof, widely spoken as the lingua franca in multi-ethnic urban communities, together with other national languages are… 
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