African Languages, Development and the State
Richard Fardon, Graham Furniss
Routledge, 2002 - Social Science - 268 pages
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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