The politics of the English language in Zimbabwe

  title={The politics of the English language in Zimbabwe},
  author={Maxwell Kadenge and Dion Nkomo},
  journal={Language Matters},
  pages={248 - 263}
This article explores the politics of the English language in Zimbabwe, as reflected in the country's language policy, language practices and language scholarship. English is the country's sole official language. The majority of Zimbabweans who speak it learn it as an additional language. Those who are incompetent in it are disadvantaged because the language is the main medium of instruction throughout the education system, a measure of educational achievement and an important qualification for… 
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