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Published by Multilingual Matters in Buffalo .
Written in English


  • Language and education,
  • Language policy,
  • Blacks -- Languages,
  • Linguistic minorities,
  • Language awareness

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Jo Anne Kleifgen and George C. Bond.
SeriesNew perspectives on language and education -- 12
ContributionsKleifgen, Jo Anne., Bond, George C.
LC ClassificationsP40.8 .L38 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17074302M
ISBN 109781847691347, 9781847691330, 9781847691354
LC Control Number2008035196

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Jo Anne Kleifgen is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA. Her publications include Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners (with Ofelia García; Teachers College Press, ) and Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness (with George C. Bond; Format: Hardcover. Cultural shame of speaking our languages – in Africa and the diaspora Octo Octo Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment I was recently reading a work by Ngugi wa Thiong’o – Decolonizing the Mind: the politics of language in African Literature, an account written in as part of a collection of essays.   While the African continent is known to have over indigenous languages used and spoken, one wonders how many of those African languages are still used while in the Diaspora. It should be noted that thousands of Africans cross to other continents for various reasons and these include; recreational purposes like tourism or holidays, educational purposes, marriage purposes, work related.   The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora by Jo Anne Kleifgen, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

(shelved 13 times as african-diaspora) avg rating — , ratings — published A catalog record for this book is available from the Library of Congress. The Languages of Africa and the Diaspora: Educating for Language Awareness Edited by Jo Anne Kleifgen and George C. Bond. New Perspectives on Language and Education: 12 Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Language and education. 2. Language policy. File Size: KB. Free Online Library: The languages of Africa and the diaspora; educating for language awareness.(Brief article, Book review) by "Reference & Research Book News"; Publishing industry Library and information science Books Book reviews.   Sadly, both contemporary Black Africa and its Diaspora still suffer from the European colonization’s legacy of devaluating the languages and manners of the subjugated populations, thereby disenfranchising them! - Salikoko S. Mufwene, The Frank J. McLoraine Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College, University of Chicago.

Africa and the Diaspora Literature (literary fiction, histories, essays, etc.) on Africa and the diaspora. The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa by. Jason Stearns. avg rating — 3, ratings. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book.   The authors in this volume take the languages of Africa and the African diaspora as cases in point to address several related issues. They argue that all languages have value – that is, they are all 'normal' and realized out of humans' innate linguistic potential – and that they are potentially powerful resources for : Jo Anne Kleifgen.   The constellation of topics presented here will enlarge the reader’s understanding of a number of issues in the field of African and African diaspora languages, literatures, and cultures today. As such, the book makes an important contribution to the expanding work on the linguistic and cultural interface of Africa and its Brazilian, Cuban. The book won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Blue Metropolis Words to Change Award, and was an Oprah’s Book Club selection in The novel has also been translated into 10 languages, adapted into an opera, and optioned for a movie. Mbue currently lives in New York City.