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The role of African universities in the intellectualisation of African languages

@article{Alexander2007TheRO,
  title={The role of African universities in the intellectualisation of African languages},
  author={Neville Alexander},
  journal={Journal of Higher Education in Africa},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={29-44}
}
  • N. Alexander
  • Published 2007
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Higher Education in Africa
Neo-colonial language policies deriving from decolonisation have entrenched not merely the dominance but, fatefully, the hegemony of the languages of the European colonial powers, especially that of English, which is also driven by contemporary globalisation processes. The intellectual and political leadership of the continent has succumbed, with very few exceptions, to the forces that prevail in the linguistic markets and is reaping what Bourdieu (1984) refers to as ‘the profits of distinction… Expand
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