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Youth Language Practices in Africa and Beyond (Hardcover)

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This book consists of 16 essays on urban youth languages in Africa and elsewhere, exploring their social and historical development, the speakers' position and role in society, and their identity constructions and manipulative strategies. They provide a theoretical-methodological framework of these languages, then discuss Sheng in Nairobi, Kenya; Langila in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; Randuk in Khartoum, Sudan; Yarada K'wankw'a in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; South African youth languages; Imvugo y'Umuhanda in Kigali, Rwanda; Sango Godobé in Bangui, Central African Republic; tsotsitaal languages among the youth of Harare and Bulawayo in Zimbabwe; Rasta Talk in Jamaica and elsewhere; Kindoubil in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo; and Luyaaye in Kampala, Uganda. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 366
Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Sub-Genre: Africa
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: De Gruyter
Language: English
Street Date: August 28, 2015
TCIN: 50780789
UPC: 9781614518624
Item Number (DPCI): 248-11-0864
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