Mother tongue versus Arabic: the post-independence Eritrean language policy debate

@article{Mohammad2016MotherTV,
  title={Mother tongue versus Arabic: the post-independence Eritrean language policy debate},
  author={Abdulkader Saleh Mohammad},
  journal={Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development},
  year={2016},
  volume={37},
  pages={523 - 535}
}
  • A. Mohammad
  • Published 17 August 2016
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
ABSTRACT This paper analyses the controversial discourses around the significance of the Arabic language in Eritrea. It challenges the arguments of the government and some scholars, who claim that the Arabic language is alien to Eritrean society. They argue that it was introduced as an official language under British rule and is only spoken by the Rashaida minority and by a small educated elite. By contrast, this paper demonstrates that Arabic has served as the established lingua franca among… 
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