Moving beyond a center-focused, top-down-oriented perception of identity politics, this work highlights on the one hand the role and position of a multitude of actors - from grassroots level to mainstream politics - who contribute to the persistence of ethnicization in Malaysia in numerous ways. The framework of filtration processes introduced in the book ushers the study of post-colonial Englishes into the broader linguistic debate about the status of non-native Englishes, making it possible to study them as fruits of given sociohistorical contexts rather than as simple side effects of improper education, faulty second language learning, or non-native deficits in English proficiency. A multi-disciplinary approach, substantiated by empirical data based on qualitative and quantitative methodologies, provides a perspective that moves beyond stereotypical narrations of Malaysia as being constituted by mainly three separate, homogenous groups. Cameroon Pidgin English: expanding functions and increasing users -- pt. Functional marginalisation and the future of indigenous languages: More official functions for indigenous languages; 3. An informative sociolinguistic and sociopolitical description and analysis of language attitudes in sub-Saharan Africa.
It argues, therefore, that African indigenous languages need to empowered for greater functions to ensure effective mass mobilization, literacy, and total and original self-actualization. This volume also includes a chapter investigating the emergence of a continental African identity. Impact: Studies in Language and Society 32. Category: Education Author : Gulbahar H. The book uses postcolonial theory to critique the assimilative nature of school education, the construction of Hui students' identity from Han ideology, and the cultural hegemony of the mainstream Han group. The contributors present informative facts about the complex dynamics of the co-existence of ex-colonial languages with the ancestral languages of their new speakers, and about how, on the one hand, they are embraced by some as socio-economic assets and, on the other, they are treated by others as alienating colonial legacies. By Bettina Migge and Isabelle Léglise.
Africa is also facing up to the challenge of nurturing emergent democracies in which citizens often feel torn between older traditional and newer national loyalties. This book addresses issues of authenticity, ecology and evolution in the indigenised varieties of. Towards a regional multilingualism model: Empowering indigenous languages through policy and functional utility; 7. The introduction ends with an elaborate presentation of the book's plan. Impact: Studies in Language and Society 32. Anglophonism and francophonism: Tendencies in official language identity; 9.
Linguistic communication: politeness and social identities -- Conclusion -- Appendices. Language Contact in a Postcolonial Setting: The Social and Linguistic Context of English and Pidgin in Cameroon. There is a rather optimistic feeling that the language situation is really in the hands of Cameroonians rather than policy-makers or linguists. The relative importance to urban residents of race. Category: Social Science Author : Elizabeth C. At the same time, this book gives a detailed and comprehensive account of political and historical developments and constitutes a rich resource for any Malaysia-related research. Cite this article as: Ayafor, I.
Postcolonial Pragmatics, special issue, Journal of Pragmatics 43 6 : 1451-1539. An international language like French or English, a vestige of colonialism, carries prestige, is used in higher education, and promises mobility—and yet it will not be well known by its users. Focusing on the dynamics of Cameroon s multilingualism, this book contributes to current debates on the impact of politic language policy on daily language use in sociocultural and interpersonal interactions, multiple identity construction, indigenous language teaching and empowerment, the use of Cameroon Pidgin English in certain formal institutional domains initially dominated by the official languages, and linguistic patterns of social interaction for politeness, respect, and in-group bonding. Theoretically the book draws on the concept of language policy, operationalising it through the rhizomatic nature of politics and policies. However, in the period of more than a decade that has now elapsed since the end of apartheid, there has been widespread discontent with regard to the degree of progress made in connection with the realisation of these constitutional aspirations.
A recent report of the Office of the South African President claims that a strong national identity is emerging among its citizens, and that race and ethnicity are waning whilst a class identity is in the ascendance. The book uses postcolonial multilingual societies as gateways into complex webs of identity construction and group boundary definition, the interplay and functions of oral indigenous and written foreign languages in multilingual communities, the birth of new diaspora generations at home and abroad, the redefinitions of gender roles, and the impact of linguistic identities on the different nation states focused upon in the contributions. This book assesses the current state of indigenous and minority language policy in China. These themes are explored by an international set of scholars in two South African and two Francophone cities. Sometimes, diverse aspects of the language situation cross over and shed light on each other in a way that is only made possible through having multiple objects of study. Contents: Introduction: Language policy and identity construction in multilingual Cameroon -- pt.
Rat Eric Anchimbe Kontaktdaten: E-Mail: eric. At present integrationist policies predominate, notably in the education system, where instruction in minority languages is being edged out in favour of instruction in Mandarin Chinese. The book is organized in three sections: Globalization and its Impact on Language Policies, Culture, and Identity Language Policy and the Social Re construction of National Cultural Identity Language Policy and Language Politics: The Role of English. The author's depiction of multilingualism can be said to have been played against a dualist interplay of the linguistic equilibrium in Cameroon, whereby official languages are Journal Journal of African Languages and Linguistics — de Gruyter Published: Oct 1, 2014. Anchimbe: Language policy and identity construction. They also investigate how poor teacher training leads to language-related failures in education. The introduction provides a remarkably thorough review of sociolinguistic research in Cameroon which has been undertaken from a varied array of theoretical perspectives ranging from language planning, language policy, applied linguistics, multilingualism, variationist, creolistic, pragmatic, and gender approaches.
Variation, interaction and ideology in language documentation. Structural and Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Indigenisation: On Multilingualism and Language Evolution. Constructing a Diaspora Anglophone Cameroonian Identity Online. Due to the multiple perspectives adopted, the book will be of interest to sociolinguists, applied linguists, pragmaticians, Afrikanists, and scholars of postcolonial linguistics. Although confined empirically to considerations of situations in Finland and Sweden, the volume extends far beyond these locations in its theoretical contributions.
The author demonstrates the link between colonialism and the contemporary language situation in action, without being deterministic about it. To a larger extent, the former has succeeded through a strong centralized political system. Postcolonial linguistics Anchimbe Eric A. This timely volume moves away considerably from traditional topics investigated in studies of multilingualism and linguistic identity to propose new analytical approaches that investigate postcolonial societies from the standpoint of their specific internal structures. China from the perspectives of philosophical foundations of education and the sociology of education, the impact of their experiences on their identity construction, and what schooling means to Hui students.