Africa and Applied Linguistics

Series: AILA Review (16)
Paperback / softback
AILA Review is a publication of the Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquee, an international federation of national associations for applied linguistics. Volume 16 of AILA Review is the first to appear with John Benjamins and contains a unique collection of articles, guest-edited by Sinfree Makoni and Ulrike H. Meinhof on Africa and Applied Lingustics. The articles include: Language ideology and politics: A critical appraisal of French as second official language in Nigeria. by Tope Omoniyi, The democratisation of indigenous languages: The case of Malawi. by Themba Moyo, Classroom codeswitching in post-colonial contexts: Functions, attitudes and policies. by Gibson Ferguson, A pilot study of Supplemental Instruction for at-risk students at an Historically Black University (HBU) in South Africa. by Constance Zulu, Using historical data to explain language attitudes: A South African case study by Ian Bekker, Discourse, culture and the law: The analysis of crosstalk in the Southern African bilingual courtroom. by Pulie Thetela, Language and the law: Who has the upper hand? A corpus analysis of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) hearings. by Vivian de Klerk, Dysphemisms in the language of Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo. by Yisa Kehunde Yusuf, Managing 'face' in urban public transport: Polite request strategies in commuter omnibus discourse in Harare. by Pedzisai Mashiri, Popular Malagasy music and the construction of cultural identities. by Zafimahaleo Rasolofondraosolo and Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, 'I want to be like a human again.' Morbidity and retained ability in an Alzheimer sufferer. by Stanley G.M. Ridge, Sinfree Makoni, and Elaine Ridge, and a profile of Doug Young.