African Languages, Development and the State

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Richard Fardon, Graham Furniss
Routledge, 2002 - Social Science - 268 pages
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This shows that multilingusim does not pose for Africans the problems of communication that Europeans imagine and that the mismatch between policy statements and their pragmatic outcomes is a far more serious problem for future development

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Richard Fardon is Professor of West African Anthropology and Head of the Doctoral School at SOAS, University of London. He writes as a social anthropologist and an ethnographer of West Africa with wide interests that include art, intellectual history, religion, politics, and identity.

GRAHAM FURNISS is also a former chairman of the Centre for African Studies. Fardon and Furniss previously collaborated on African Languages, Development, and the State (1994).

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